Crystal Epley, of Mud-E Acres farm in Rockingham County, said she and her husband, James, plan to apply for a state grant in hopes of receiving funding for new hives. However, the grant may be in jeopardy due to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget amendments. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Bees at Mud-E Acres farm show signs of life due to the recent warm weather. The General Assembly will determine whether to maintain funding for a beekeeping grant during its 2013 session, which began Wednesday.