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South of the Border In the Sweet Grass Hills:"Honey: there's still gold in the Hills"


September 18, 2019

Brian Dyer, co-owner and operator of Montana Honey based in Fort Benton, poses beside one of his honey production sites along the Teton River north of Fort Benton. Dyer, a third generation beekeeper, started working with his family business in California. In 1987 he moved to Montana and started his own honey operation. He's been bringing hives to sites in the Sweet Grass Hills for about 30 years.

Columnist's note: In early July I looked out a bedroom window and saw an empty flatbed truck go by our house pulling a trailer with a machine I recognized as one used for moving beehives. A few days later, along Whitlash Road, I saw a couple of groups of beehives that I was sure were not there earlier. I asked some local ranch families about the hives and they assured me I was not confused, the hives had just arrived.

I'd never wondered about beehives in the Sweet Grass Hills. I talked to some ranchers who own land where I saw the hives and they told me about Brian Dyer. He operates Montan...

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