Across Kentucky – November 18, 2015

The honey production season is well over but the fall and winter provide plenty of educational opportunities for current and potential beekeepers. Ky Ag Dept, State Apiarist, Tammy Horn talks about the season and chores for beekeepers to keep their hives in good shape to make it through the...

Across Kentucky – June 16, 2015

Earlier honey harvests and more young beekeepers getting into the act; those are two interesting trends in beekeeping spotted by State Apiarist, Tammy Horn, with the Ky Department of Agriculture. She also discusses some unique opportunities at the upcoming state fair (Aug 20-30) for beekeepers to compete and...

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 – April 9, 2014

Muhlenberg County is preparing for a new farmers’ market pavilion that will also be used for a honey processing kitchen for beekeepers in the region. Local extension agent, Darryl Simpson, discusses the long road toward their July 1 opening and some of the developments along the...

Across Kentucky – October 30, 2012

A feature story on the tremendous honey flow this summer in Kentucky, despite the drought. Henderson County beekeeper Betsy Stone discusses that situation and trends in the popularity of beekeeping here. The state beekeepers annual meeting is coming up this Saturday, Nov 3, in Henderson,...