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Bzzzz! June 30, 1938

William Knuth, a laid off boilermaker and hobbyist beekeeper, was called to the Darling Poultry and Fish Market, 218 S. Center St., to corral some swarming bees. He located the queen, brushed her into the box, and the others followed.

Store owner Hugh Darling told Knuth he wouldn’t charge for the bees. “Just bring me around a pound of honey next Christmas,” he told the beekeeper.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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