Buzzing about beekeeping

Published: Jan. 23, 2017 at 6:50 AM EST
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Some students in Eastern Kentucky are learning an interesting skill that's has the town 'buzzing.’

More than two hundred people attended the Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School at Hazard Community and Technical College.

They learned everything from the basics of beekeeping to more advanced techniques and classes like queen bee breeding.

We are told beekeeping is an important part of Eastern Kentucky's heritage.

Tammy Horn Potter an apiarist with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture said, "The people in Eastern Kentucky grew-up with a Grandma or an Aunt or an Uncle who was a Beekeeper, so this is still a skill that is respected in this region, so we're just trying to provide the education that goes along with it."

There are local bee keeping organizations throughout the state that hold meetings each month.

For more information about beekeeping in Kentucky at