CATCH THE BUZZ – Listen to Tammy Horn Potter Talk About Her New Book Flower Power. Establishing Pollinator Habitat on

BEEKEEPINGTODAYPODCAST.COM Presents Tammy Horn-Potter talking about her brand new book FLOWER POWER. Establishing Pollinator Habitat.

In 1997, after completing a PH.D. in literature, Tammy volunteered to help her grandfather with his beehives. Twenty years later she is still keeping bees on that farm. She wrote Bees In America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a nation in 2005, and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market in 2012. During winters in 2006 – 2010 she worked for Big Island Queens, and in 2008 started Coal Country Beeworks, working with surface mine companies to establish pollinator habitat and apiaries in Eastern Kentucky.

In 2014 she became Kentucky State Bee Inspector, coordinating the KY Dept of Ag Pollinator Protection Plan. From 2015 – 2019, she has coordinated the USDA Honey Bee Health Survey in KY. She also serves on the the BOD of EAS, Project Apis M, the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Green Forests Work and the KY State Beekeepers Association.

Her newest book draws on her experience as a pollinator habitat creator and as a beekeeper. Chapters include information on honey bees, Appalachia, all manner of flowering plants, rules and laws and regulations, budgets and the challenges you will encounter if you choose to pursue this line of action. Published by Wicwas Press and available also on Amazon and from many other book sellers.

The book is just released and Bee Culture’s podcast with Tammy will be featured the week of Aug 1. Listen in at for more from Tammy Horn Potter and Flower Power.

Tammy will also be appearing at Bee Culture’s History Of American Beekeeping event, October 11- 13 in Medina ( discussing several aspects of her work, and a few surprises. You can meet and greet Tammy at this event, purchase and have her sign any and all of her books for you.


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