Courses Taught

  • APS 140 Appalachian Literature
  • APS 229 Contemporary Issues in Appalachia: Mountain Top Removal
  • EDU 305 Young Adult Literature
  • ENG 130 American Texts
  • ENG 201 Exposition
  • ENG 237 Women in Literature
  • ENG 275 Writing for Science and Technology
  • ENG 344 Modern Novel
  • GSTR 100 Stories
  • GSTR 203 U.S. Traditions

Books and Articles

  • Horn,Tammy. “North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Making a difference one pollinator at a time,” Bee Culture Vol. 139, no.4 (2011): 37-38.
  • Horn, Tammy. “North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Public Lands Task Force,” Bee Culture Vol. 139, no.5 (2011): 31-32. 
  • Horn, Tammy. “Varroa in the Aloha State,” Bee Culture, Vol. 137, no. 7 (2009): 21-24.
  • Horn, Tammy. “Sourwood: An Apiforestation Story,” Bee Culture, Vol. 136, no.12 (2008): 6-8. 
  • Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 2011.
  • Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 2005.
  • “A Choice of Weapons: Graphic Novels and Social Justice.”  Approaches to Teaching Graphic Comics. Ed. Stephen Taubenick.  New York: MLA, 2008.
  • “Politics and Pollen: Mountain Top Removal’s Potential Effects Upon Honey Bees.” Mountain Promise 18.1 (2006): 9-10.
  • Rev. of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. By Goodell, Jeff.  Pub. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.  Mountain Promise 18.3 (2007): 14-15.
  • “Honey Bees: A History,” Tammy Horn, New York Times, April 11, 2008.
  • “Researchers focus on bringing missing bees back,” Genaro Armas, Associated Press, Jan. 5, 2009.

Special Interests

  • a Web site with useful information about all types of pollinators.  It also has information about task forces dedicated to pollinator habitat, educational programs, bumblebees, highway rights of ways, etc.   I was also the recipient of the 2010 North American Pollinator Partnership Campaign Advocate.
  • The Hive and Honeybee Collection provides digital versions of bee books at the following URL:  
  • The Web site for Bees for Rural Development, based in England, but pairs up beekeepers with projects in developing countries.
  • www.arri.osmre.govThis organization works with surface mine industries to reforest with diverse tree mixes.  Currently, I keep bees on seven ARRI sites.


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,
  • 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.
  • 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.