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February 14, 2013

Trisels named state Beekeepers of the Year

Started as hobby for FSU biology professor and wife

FAIRMONT — What began as a hobby for Don Trisel, a professor of biology at Fairmont State University, and his wife Kim has become much more over the years.

About 10 years ago, the Trisels purchased a piece of land behind their home in Farmington.

“It was all forest,” Trisel said. “We had some beekeeper friends at church, and I suggested that they come out and put some hives on our property and take advantage of that resource.”

Instead, the Trisels’ friends made another suggestion.

“They said, ‘No, but we’ll help you get started,’” Trisel said. “And the rest is history.”

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