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Beekeeping boom in TexasAs Art Holbrook walked across ten pastoral acres in Argyle, thirty miles northwest of Dallas, he knew he’d found his dream home. The rolling countryside was shaded by enormous post oak trees, some of them as old as three hundred years, and aside from some light cattle grazing, the property had been virtually untouched by humans for at least sixty years. Holbrook, 71, was enamored with a GMC flatbed truck that had broken down under a tree in 1953, one year after he was born, and never moved again. “That’s some of the most pristine property on the face of the earth,” he says. The chairman and CEO of a Dallas-based fabrication company had been looking for a peaceful place to live out his golden…

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