Tammy Horn will join the State Department of Agriculture in just over a week as Kentucky's new state apiarist.
Horn is a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University and nationally known beekeeping authority. Significant bee loss problems have caused great concern for honey makers for several years. While there has been a slight improvement in bee numbers in pocketed areas, Horn says it's still a tough situation.
"My role as a state apiarist is very simple, I have to increase bees and I have to increase beekeepers because I am trying to make sure that if there are food