Maxwell High grad living the beekeeper dream
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Sergio Velazquez, who just launched Velazquez Apiaries in Dunnigan, shows off part of his hive-building operation. The device in his hand is called a smoker, which is used to calm the bees while he works around them.
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Maxwell High grad living the beekeeper dream.
Sergio Velazquez was 17 when his brothers "volunteered" him to be the bee handler in the family.
As it turns out, he's a natural.
"My brothers work for Allen Etchepare and Emerald Farms and he does a lot of vine seed, and that takes a lot of pollination," Velazquez said.
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