honeybees http://wkms.org en Talking Bees with New State Apiarist http://wkms.org/post/talking-bees-new-state-apiarist <p>Tammy Horn will join the State Department of Agriculture in just over a week as Kentucky's new state apiarist.</p><p>Horn is a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University and nationally known beekeeping authority.&nbsp; Significant bee loss problems have caused great concern for honey makers for several years.&nbsp; While there has been a slight improvement in bee numbers in pocketed areas, Horn says it's still a tough situation.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />"My role as a state apiarist is very simple,&nbsp;I have to increase bees and I have to increase beekeepers because I am trying to make sure that if there are food&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:44:12 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40834 at http://wkms.org Talking Bees with New State Apiarist The Morning Cram [busy bee edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-busy-bee-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Many fruit and nut farmers rely on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/01/173167125/wild-bees-are-good-for-crops-but-crops-are-bad-for-bees">honeybee hives</a> to pollinate and continue growing their crop, but the honeybees just can’t do the work by themselves anymore. They need the help of other wild bees to get the job done. Those other bees, though, are disappearing, and it’s puzzling scientists. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 28743 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [busy bee edition]