Cliff Swan and his mother tending bees
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Division 1 – South East
RM of Moose Mountain No.63
Transcript of audio excerpt (edited by Interviewer): E- "And was that a bee farm that they owned?" A- "They would just farm… just as a sideline thing. Just like chickens, ducks, some people had bees. Not very many people raised them to too great an extent, but they all had them––well a lot of people had them. The Arcola photographer I told you about, he was one of the few people I researched that all he was, was a photographer. Most people were either in a jewelry store, or something, they had something. Except him, he was a photographer. But he raised bees, and sold honey as a sideline type of thing. He had a large garden, and they sold surplus that. And he also kept a milk cow. So they were pretty much self-sustaining in food."