Across Kentucky – February 19, 2016

Winter time is one of the best seasons of the year for anyone interested in looking into bee and honey production. Ky Ag Department, State Apiarist, Tammy Horn recommends a full year of exploration before spending a nickel on beekeeping equipment. She also discusses a pollinator protection plan forum...

Across Kentucky – December 4, 2015

A report on the state of beekeeping in Kentucky, which says Ky Ag Department State Apiarist, Tammy Horn, is really starting to head in the right direction. She talks about a couple of the signs of that growth in interest among current and potential beekeepers, and she discusses this weekend’s annual...

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 – April 10, 2015

A follow-up report on the appearance of the new state apiarist, Tammy Horn, doing a presentation at the recent Ky IPM annual training school in Princeton. Horn talks about how beekeepers use IPM (integrated pest management) techniques in their work and about how beekeepers and row crop farmers have a lot...

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...

During National Honey month, buy local to help a beekeeper … or become one.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month. “Honey is a natural sweetener, but it also has numerous other benefits,” Commissioner Comer said. “When you buy local Kentucky Proud honey,...

Across Kentucky – August 8, 2014

The American Honey Princess, Elena Hoffman, will be spending several days in Kentucky during the state fair. State Apiarist, Tammy Horn, talks about that opportunity for fair go’ers, who can learn about the different styles and tastes of honey from various regions of the state and learn about honey’s...

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