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10/7/2014

Beekeepers abuzz about honey harvest, winters approach

Beekeepers abuzz about honey harvest, winters approach

Posted 2:58 PM 10/6/2014 by Caleb O’Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - In a room in the back of a large building just north of I-70, the air was thick with the smell of hot wax and honey. Jim Duever leaned into the hand crank, spinning a centrifuge affixed to a rickety folding table.

Inside the machine, centrifugal force was flinging honey out from (More)...

10/6/2014

Expo offers tips for conserving energy and reducing electric bills

Expo offers tips for conserving energy and reducing electric bills

Posted 9:52 AM 10/6/2014 by Kevin Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - This year's Energy Efficiency Expo offered tips, seminars and demonstrations on how mid-Missouri residents can conserve energy and save money on their electric bills.

Officials from the Columbia Water and Light Department, Boone Electric Cooperative, Ameren Missouri and other (More)...

10/7/2014

Campaign urges Missourians to stop the spread of invasive plant

Posted 2:59 PM 10/3/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

BOONE COUNTY - Bill Ruppert came out to his farm near Ashland Sunday with one mission - getting rid of bush honeysuckle. The plant may smell sweet, but bush honeysuckle is a serious problem for Missouri, according to a new campaign.

"As you can see, it's taking over a lot of my property," (More)...

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