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Jake McCoola, a founding member of the beekeeping club at Colorado Mountain College, plants mountain lupine and echinacea seeds on campus. The club plans to start hives in the spring and is planting the seeds to allow the bees to prosper in their new home. Photo by John F. Russell

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Alex Pond, head of grounds keeping at Colorado Mountain College, unrolls fencing that will be used to help protect beehives from bears. The college beekeeping club, which started last year, is preparing to start hives this spring by building a protected area and planting seeds for mountain lupine and echinacea. Photo by John F. Russell

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Kayla Schmitz, a sophomore at Colorado Mountain College, plants mountain lupine and echinacea seeds on campus during her biology class Thursday afternoon. The students were helping the beekeeping club, which plans to start hives in the spring and is planting the seeds to allow the bees to prosper in their new home. Photo by John F. Russell

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Beekeeping club leader Tina Evans talks to Becky Edminston's general biology class Thursday afternoon at Colorado Mountain College. The biology students were helping the members of the club plant seeds for mountain lupine and echinacea. Photo by John F. Russell

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