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Volume 11 • Number 8
Nov. 30, 2009
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Apiculturist Horn’s Work Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
The buzz continues to grow over EKU researcher/apiculturist Tammy Horn’s ongoing efforts to promote beekeeping on mine reclamation sites in Appalachian Kentucky.

Horn’s work with the University’s Eastern Kentucky Environmental Research Institute is profiled in the Nov. 15 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article, by Karin Fischer, is titled “In Appalachia, A Researcher Makes Honey from Coal.” It can be viewed at chronicle.com/article/In-Appalachia-a-Researcher/49141.

Also, listen to what Horn has to say about her scholarship in her interview for the Focus on Scholarship webcast series, found at mms://media.eku.edu/mdr/media/library/fosHorn.wmv.

The 1,560-word piece in the Chronicle talks about Horn’s vision to create a “honey corridor” in eastern Kentucky and adjacent West Virginia, starting with more than 33,000 surface-mined acres. Her project, Coal Country Beeworks, already has 53 hives on five sites.

Horn is the author of “Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation” and her next book, “Piping Up: A History of Women and Bees,” will be a global history of women and beekeeping.

Her work is also featured in the University alumni magazine’s Fall 2008 edition (pages 12-15), which can be seen at www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=11125.