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Bees are big business for Marshfield firm

Tyler D Rickenbach
USA TODAY NETWORK - Wisconsin

MARSHFIELD - "You have to have a love for the bug."

Those are Doug Hauke's words of advice for anyone who wants to get into beekeeping. The CEO of the Marshfield-based Hauke Honey Corporation has 3,000 colonies of bees in Wisconsin; the firm sells tens of thousands of pounds of honey to Miller Brewing Company and other brewers.

Doug Hauke, CEO of Hauke Honey Corporation, looks over his bees as honey season goes underway on June 1, 2017 in Marshfield, Wis.

In this USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin video, Hauke speaks about beekeeping on an industrial scale and why his job has him traveling between Wisconsin, California and east Texas for six months of the year.