Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market

Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011.

Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation

Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

Introduces some big political ideas that are very much worth knowing about. . . . Also full of the kind of rich detail that a narrow focus, paradoxically, makes room for.

--Christian Science Monitor

 

Builds a social history of the bee in America, beginning with the earliest colonists (honeybees aren't native to North America) and ending with hyper-contemporary electronic hives and the Bee Genome Project. . . . A heroic book in its scope.

--Salon.com

 

Honey bees and man have traveled a long and perilous journey from their tentative first flights in colonial America to the intensely managed, politically volatile pollination fields of a modern, fertile California. Horn traces the many paths of honey bee and human interaction in America and weaves them together for a colorful, intimate and in-depth tale that grandly encompasses keen inventions, slavery, religion, war, economics, politics, and the global market place, to produce the fabric of our American experience for over 400 years.

--Kim Flottum, Editor, BeeCulture

 

Provides a thorough social history of America, examining all possible instances of honey bee imagery used in cultural contexts. Well referenced. Readable and recommended for anyone who appreciated off beat perspectives in social history.

-- Northeastern Naturalist

 

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Events

Please note these events are tentative and subject to cancellation due to weather.

  • Jan. 4-10, 2016: American Beekeeping Federation-Apiary Inspectors of America joint conference, Sawgrass, Florida.  
  • Jan. 22-23, 2016:  Eastern KY Winter Bee School, Hazard KY.  Pre-registration will be $20 for adults and $10 for High School or Grade School students.  Registration at the door will be $25 and $15.  Keynote speaker: Dr. Ricardo Bessin (University of Kentucky Entomology and Kentucky Integrated Pest Management Coordinator).   Please send checks to the following address:  Perry County Cooperative ExtensionOffice, 933 Perry Park Rd. Hazard, KY 41701-5322 Phone: (606) 436-2044 Questions can be addressed to Charles May, cmay@uky.edu
  • Feb. 8, 2016: Bell County Beekeepers Association.  Pineville, KY
  • Feb. 20, 2016: McCreary Central High School, Stearns KY .  Registration: $15 pre registration, $20 at the door, and this includes refreshments and lunch.  For more information or send pre-registration checks, send to attention of Greg Whitis, McCreary County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. PO Box 278, Whitley City, KY 42653. 606-376-2524. gwhitis@uky.edu
  • Feb. 27, 2016: Northeastern KY Bee School, hosted by the Licking River Beekeeping Association. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m.  Guest speaker: Dr. John Strang, University of Kentucky Horticulture Professor.  Pre-registration is $20.00 for adults, $25 at the door.  Children are $7.50 regardless.  Price includes lunch and refreshments.  For more information, please contact Bobby Fore, ATTN: Beekeeping School, 1338 Stevens Road, Owingsville, KY 40360.  Please make checks payable to LRBA.
  • Mar. 4-5, 2016: Organic Association of Kentucky, Paroquet Springs Convention Center, Shepherdsville, KY.
  • Mar. 12, 2016: Bluegrass Beekeepers School.  KY State University.  Frankfort, KY 40601.
  • Mar. 15, 2016: Vegetation Management Conference, Lexington, KY 
  • Mar. 22, 2016: Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association, Somerset, KY
  • Mar. 29-Apr. 1: Green Forests Work events, Daniel Boone National Forest.
  • Apr. 2, 2016: Eastern KY Seed Swap, Pikeville, KY
  • Apr. 4, 2016: Pike County Beekeepers Association
  • Apr. 11, 2016: Grant County Beekeepers Association
  • Apr. 14, 2016: Big South Fork Beekeepers Association
  • Apr. 19, 2016: Woodford County Beekeepers Association
  • Apr. 21, 2016: Pine Mountain Beekeepers Workshop
  • Jul. 1, 2016: Deadline to enter honey, beeswax, honey culinary items in the Kentucky State Fair. 
  • Jul. 14-16, 2016: Heartland Apiculture Society.  Bowling Green, KY. 
  • Jul. 16, 2016: Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Summer Meet, Bowling Green (joint event with Heartland Apiculture Society)
  • Jul. 25-29, 2016: Eastern Apicultural Society conference, Galloway, New Jersey.

Please call (502) 229-2950 for more information about events.