The high school art teacher, Les Scalf, along with the vocational electricity teacher, Jeff Draper, have teamed up to help promote beekeeping Apiculture both locally and throughout the state. Local beekeeper Doug Brock, asked them if they would assemble and paint beehive boxes artistically so the boxes could be used to show at farmers markets and out in the field for harvesting honey. Kentucky Proud bee farmers will be seeing and using the decorated boxes. Bees have a crucial role in the production of real honey but also are essential in the pollination of local crops. “The students had fun selecting ideas for different designs and painting the beehive boxes to make them visually appealing”, said Les Scalf.
The Art students will be painting and selling some next year to reach out even further to beekeeper communities nation wide. Jars of all natural honey were given to the winners with the best painted beehive. 1st place was Hannah Zanet, Leah Woodall, and Makayla Singleton. 2nd place was Kennedy Carpenter, Drake Callahan, and Makayla Robbins. 3rd place was Savannah Bullock, Samantha Bullock, and Amber Silva. And Honorable Mention was given to Tyler Robinson, Brooklyn Bullock, and Destiny Isaacs.