POSITRACTION: Coal Miners Retrained as Beekeepers

2019-Mar-24

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/dozens-of-out-of-work-appalachian-coal-miners-are-being-retrained-as-beekeepers-for-free/

Appalachian Coal Miners Who Lost Their Jobs Are Being Retrained as Beekeepers – for Free
By Ryan Morris-Feb 3, 2019

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With the slow decline of the coal industry, West Virginia residents are enthusiastically taking to bee-keeping as an alternative new source of income

Over the course of the last 28 years, high-paying mining jobs have dwindled from 132,000 to 53,000, and former mineworkers have found themselves in need of a new occupation.

Now, a recently-formed nonprofit called the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective has offered a solution for the economic hardship in the region.

So far, the organization has trained 35 beekeepers, with plans to train another 50 during the upcoming weeks. Once the budding beekeepers complete the free training, they are also given all the equipment they will need for their new profession.

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Seems like humans are infinitely adaptable.  And, no Gooferment involvement?  A need being filled by smart people.  Very impressive.

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