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Picture of a beekeeper spraying smoke within a crop of sunflowers
June 10, 2022

Sunflowers and Smoke

A beekeeper in Ames, Iowa, sprays smoke to calm bees while working among a crop of sunflowers. This photo was taken as a part of a story on the preservation of heirloom seeds in the July 2011 issue.
Photograph by Jim Richardson, Nat Geo Image Collection

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