Photo by Shari McLaws
Alonzo and Shari McLaws of Holbrook are enjoying the sweet life. The couple was given a few beehives last year in exchange for allowing a friend to keep hives on their property. Since then Alonzo has started a business of extracting honeybee swarms from crawl spaces, patios, dead trees or, as was the case recently, inside of old tractors. The endeavor is to get more hives and prevent extermination. As swarm extractors they hope to some day be able to market the local honey. Here he harvests the latest crop produced by their bees, which will amount to about three gallons of honey.