Across Kentucky – January 30, 2015

A story with Ky Ag Department state apiarist, Tammy Horn, who says at least two major farm crop protection companies, Bayer and Monsanto, are developing products to help beekeepers: one will reduce the potential for spray drifts and another will fight the varroa mite. Horn also touts several, upcoming...

Across Kentucky – January 13, 2015

Beekeepers in recent years have been sustaining over 20% winter losses in their hives. Tammy Horn, State Apiarist with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says that figure is actually an improvement in the trend. Despite the challenges she says interest in beekeeping is growing, and she touts a series of...

Across Kentucky – October 9, 2014

Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the Ky Ag Department, but state apiarist, Dr. Tammy Horn, feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. She also discusses some consumer demand trends for honey and an upcoming statewide beekeeper meeting in November in...

Across Kentucky – June 11, 2014

Kentucky has a new state apiarist; Dr. Tammy Horn, a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University. A two-time author, and current president of the state beekeepers association, Horn talks about her excitement in taking on the new challenge and her view that the state ag department through service of the...