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Gene Tait to the rescue
8/4/09: Laurali Noteman
Late in the afternoon on July 28, a bee hive was discovered at Kane County Hospital’s "South 40" water meter. First thing the next morning the calls went out looking for a bee keeper to come help us relocate the swarm.
Bob Spencer was called, but was out of the area and gave us Gene Tait’s name and away we went.
Tait showed up the afternoon of the 29th and worked his magic. Donning his garb and organizing his smoker and hive he took care of our bees.
Tait started his fascination with bees at 14 years old while working with Le Roy Heaton. By the time he was an adult and worked full time at Kaibab Industries he had a "hobby" of 50 hives. He and Ina Mae would extract about 150 gallons of honey each year.
When Tait’s work took him out of town he had to retire his hobby. But thank goodness he’s back.