The sixth installment of the Kentucky Proud Evenings series, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., presents guest author Tammy Horn Potter, “Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation”. The free monthly series, hosted by Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, celebrates The University Press of Kentucky’s 75th anniversary with author discussions and samples from Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud recipes.
Honey bees―and the qualities associated with them―have quietly influenced American values for four centuries. During every major period in the country’s history, bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, or language. Bees in America is an enlightening cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs.
The series is made possible through a partnership between Fayette County Cooperative Extension, which is part of the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the University Press of Kentucky. Kentucky Proud Evenings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way in Lexington.
Make reservations for the event by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at 859-257-5582. Participants may purchase Horn’s book at the event.