Bee-ginning a new Appalachian industry

honey bee

Challenges remain, but apiculturists believe Eastern Kentucky can fill growing U.S. demand for honey, wax and bees

By Kristi L. Branham | The Lane Report

Honeybees bring to mind stings of summers past, maybe a cute cartoon character that endorses breakfast cereal and, of course, honey. However, deeper exploration into the everyday business of bees reveals a much more complex, mostly overlooked and underfunded yet vital industry that without some help of the human kind might not maintain flight.

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Published on May 06, 2014