Flower Power: Establishing Pollinator Habitat


Thu 22 Apr 2021    
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


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SPEAKER: Tammy Horn Potter, KY State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Potter will discuss the nutrition needs of pollinators provided by flowers, including slides of some of the most-visited flowers and their pollen grains

About the speaker:

Tammy Horn Potter helped her grandfather with his beehives beginning in 1997. In 2006-2010, she worked winter seasons with Big Island Queens in Hawaii. In 2008, she started Coal Country Beeworks, working with surface mine companies to establish pollinator habitat and apiaries in Eastern Kentucky. In 2014, she became the KY State Apiarist, helping shape the KY Department of Agriculture Pollinator Protection Plan and KY Certified Honey Producers program. From 2015-2020, she has coordinated the USDA Honey Bee Health Survey in Kentucky. She also serves on the boards of Eastern Apiculture Society, Project Apis M, Honey Bee Health Coalition, and Green Forests Work.

Potter is the author of the following books:

  • Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation (2005);
  • Beeconomy: What Women and Bees teach us about Local Trade and Global Markets (2012); and
  • Flower Power: Establishing Pollinator Habitat (2019).

The Garden Club of Kentucky is hosting its April meeting via Zoom on the fourth Thursday. The meeting opens at 7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central, and the presentation starts at 7:45 / 6:45.   Come early for socializing in small groups in breakout rooms.

Everyone is welcome to attend! You do not have to be a member of a Garden Club.

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