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Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers

The declining coal industry has left nearly 100,000 former miners unemployed in West Virginia. But a new nonprofit called the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective hopes to bring a new, more eco-friendly industry to the region: beekeeping.

The non-profit offers free beekeeping classes, bees and equipment to displaced coal miners, improving the local economy and protecting threatened bee populations

To learn more, visit HERE.


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