1. Eastern KY Pre-Tours, Friday July 25, 2014: Tammy Horn--meet in Pike County, Friday July 25, 1:00 p.m. Walmart, to view American Chestnuts on Bent Mountain, return to Hampton Inn 831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, 41501. Phone: 606-432-8181 conf. 84404892. Chef Matt Corbin will be serving honey-themed prix-fixe dinner at the Blue Raven Restaurant. Drinks/tips are extra.
On Saturday, July 26, we tour Underground Portal 31 (http://www.portal31.org) on July 26, and finish with visit to beeyard on a surface mine site. Spaces limited to 20. Please reserve space by July 1, 2014. Participants must pay $20.00 to cover price of underground tour by July 1, 2014.
2. Western KY Pre-Tour, July 26, 2014, self-guided, Green Palace Meadery at John and Debbie Pace (270.651.6507); Walter T. Kelley's Bee Supply Company (contact: 1.800.233.2899) More details may be forthcoming, such as restaurants, etc.
3. Social Tours, July 31, 2014, self-guided, maps and GPS info forthcoming in April, 2014
a. Capitol City Tours: Visit Dadant's Bee Supply (1888.932.3268), the KY State Capitol Gardens. Lunch at Serafinas. 243 West Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 - (502) 875-5599. You need to make reservations for lunch by July 24, 2014.
c. Berea: Includes Berea College farm hives, Hutchins Library photography exhibit of apiarist Robert Spence's 40-year career and beekeeper photographer C.P. Ogg; visit to Appalachian heritage seed farmer Bill Best farm, Ken Gastineau's jewelry shop, and the 19th century bee house. Lunch reservations/preregistration required to eat at Boone Tavern, 100 Main Street North, Berea, KY 40403. Toll-Free: 1-800-366-9358. Chef Jeffrey Newman will provide a honey-themed prix-fixe lunch
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