Larry Marks knows bees. Been working with them since he was a 12-year old, helping out his father and grandfather, also beekeepers, the way his grandfather helped out his grandfather before him.
“It’s just one of those things I just enjoy,” said Marks, 70, of Bloomfield, whose three boys also help him in carrying on the family tradition.
At his peak, Marks maintained 175 hives in locations in Nelson and Taylor counties, but that’s down to 165 these days. He started with two.