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Tapping the tradition of sap to sweet maple syrup

 


Maple syrup is among one of the oldest commodities produced in the United States. Northeastern Native Americans managed maple groves, tapped trees and gathered sap to make syrup when European explorers first arrived and there are many who carry on this long standing tradition to this day.

Brett and Brenda Kent are probably best recognized in Park Rapids as beekeepers but they also dabble in “maple syruping.”

Brett Kent began harvesting maple sap last year and this last week he and his wife Brenda were kind enough to share the experience.

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/3995555-tapping-tradition-sap-sweet-maple-syrup

 

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