Blair's bee 'hobby' continues to grow

Sheriff's department major says honey is byproduct of the hives that feed the world

When Bill Blair was a teenager growing up in East Brewton his father was a bee keeper. Blair said he wasn't interested in the hobby because he was too busy doing 'teenager things'.

But the seed his father planted many years ago has grown with the 65-year old Blair now Escambia County, Alabama's only Master Beekeeper with not only a love of the trade, but a desire to get others involved.

A 1972 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, Blair received his bachelor's and master's degree in criminal justice at Troy State University. He spent time with the Troy Police Department, the Montgomery Police Dep...