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Profitable year for BC Bee industry

BC’s bee industry saw a good year in 2015.

Provincial stats show an influx in retail and beeswax sales, and pollination income.

Creston Valley Beekeeper Doug Crumback owns Swan Valley Honey.

He says they are seeing the numbers in farmgate sales going up.

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Crumback says honey is becoming more popular due to people becoming more aware of the health benefits that come with the product.

The total farm receipts from BC’s bee industry in 2015 is estimated at more than $25-million.

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