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LEHI -- Nearly a million bees were handed out in Utah Saturday, just in time for beekeeping season.
Hundreds of new beekeepers hoping to start their own backyard hives picked up a box of bees from the Old Lehi Sugar Beet Factory.
Each box from Lehi's Knight Family Honey came complete with a queen and three pounds of worker bees.
One customer drove all the way from Colorado. "I just enjoy bees," said Kirk Graham. "It's kind of a hobby I've got. I've got a few acres over there and some cows and my hay does a little better with the bees."
The bees were brought in from California. All 3,500 packages sold out Saturday.
It has become more difficult to find bees in recent years, due to declining bee health.