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    Posted September 25, 2012 by
    Murdock, Minnesota

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    Bee's Wing at Harvest 2012


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JannetWalsh shot this video on her family farm in Murdock, Minnesota. She lives a few blocks from the town's grain elevator and says the so-called bees wings of harvested corn have covered just about everything, even her eyeglasses.

    Margaret Hart, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, explains the phenomenon: '"Bees wings" is not a scientific term but has a history of use in farming communities and grain elevator terminology. It’s part of the chaff and is more prevalent in dry years because it becomes separated from the corn cob. When moisture levels in the cob are higher, this small, almost translucent, particle usually stays more intact with the cob.'

    Go here to see Jannet's photo essay on the fall corn harvest in Murdock.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Jannet Walsh, iReporter from Murdock, Minn., explains what Bee's Wings are during harvest time.


    Find out more about Jannet Walsh at her website www.jannetwalsh.com

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