Kentucky National Guard ADT II inspects bee hive project

Photo and story by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell, TF Wolverine PAO

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes, women’s empowerment coordinator for the Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team, examines the condition of a bee hive at the Kapisa Director of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock. The Kentucky ADT made a trip to check on the development of the bee hive project, which was started by the previous ADT in 2009. The project is aimed at providing a source of income for women through the sale of the honey produced by the bees. Mayes, a Lawrenceburg, Ky., resident started learning the art of bee keeping as a 3-year-old alongside her father and maintains her own hive near office on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.


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