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50 years of beekeeping for Bieneman
Les Bieneman of Monroe smokes some bees out of a hive so he can add the queen at a friend's house near Browntown on April 14. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - When most people find a swarm of stinging insects in a box in their backyard, they consider it an infestation. Les Bieneman considers it a hobby. A substitute science teacher by trade, Bieneman has been an amateur beekeeper for 50 years.