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Kentucky Apiary Inspector

By: Tammy Horn Potter Short History of your state Apiary Program: The State Apiarist position was created by the State Legislature in 1986, but the position was not filled until Phil Craft was hired in 1999. Sean Burgess was hired in 2012.  Tammy Horn Potter was hired in 2014. 2-3 Interesting facts about your program: Since it is a non-merit position, the State…
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December 31, 2020
Bee Culture

The Latest Buzz on USDA Pollinator Efforts

By: Scott Hutchins and Elizabeth Hill Pollinators are a vital part of the agricultural production landscape and USDA plays a critical role in monitoring pollinator health and ensuring they thrive. Our efforts are extensive, but focus primarily on factors that influence pollinator health, crop production, and conservation. Ultimately, USDA exists to ensure Americans have access to a variety of fruits,…
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December 31, 2020
Bee Culture

The Beehives that don’t Hold Bees Part 1

By: Jim Thompson I collect bee paraphernalia and two of my tokens prompted me to write these articles. The first token is a civil war token dated 1863, good at Tyler’s Beehive Dry Goods, 2 West Washington St., Indianapolis. The other token was good for one cent in trade at C.H. Pilger, Bee Hive Grocery, Norfolk, Neb. If the stores…
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December 31, 2020