James Scyphers, who spent almost two decades mining coal in West Virginia, says miners have a lot to gain from the program. “Beekeeping is hands-on work, like mining, and requires on-the-job training. You need a good work ethic for both.”

James Scyphers, who spent almost two decades mining coal in West Virginia, says miners have a lot to gain from the program. “Beekeeping is hands-on work, like mining, and requires on-the-job training. You need a good work ethic for both.”