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International agribusiness event starts with Claxton tour visits
AgriBiz - Queen Bee
Joshua Berning, right, University of Georgia assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, takes a close look Tuesday at a queen bee packaged for shipment at Wilbanks Apiaries while John Whittemore, left, of Whittemore Farms in Savannah and Edisto Island, S.C., awaits his turn. - photo by Al Hackle/special
CLAXTON — Truckloads of Claxton Fruitcake go to Canada, but the company's owners would like to expand exports to Europe and other regions. Another Evans County business, Wilbanks Apiaries, already exports bees around the world. Statewide and international participants in an agribusiness tour Tuesday visited both places before heading to Toombs County to tour the Vidalia Onion Museum and other onion-related sites.
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