Things can get downright sticky around Bob Harvey's South Jersey farm.
Besides the usual collection of cows, chickens, ducks and dogs, the 64- acre, family-owned farm in Elmer, Salem County, is home to 2,500 beehives, each containing about 50,000 honeybees.
Harvey is one of the nation's 1,200 commercial honey producers.
The 46-year-old Harvey, a former building contractor, has been a commercial honey producer since 1975. He sends his bees out for weeks at a time to 200 area farms, where they pollinate crops such as cantaloupe, cranberries, apples and blueberries.