In this video you will learn about Coal Country BeeWorks, a unique project to create a healthy habitat for honeybees on reclaimed coal mine lands. Coal Country Beeworks is trying to establish healthy honeybee colonies while helping residents market bee-related products and services.
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What is reclaimed coal mine land?
Coal mining companies often use a method called surface mining to remove coal from mountains. They remove vegetation and layers of ground to reach the coal underneath. When they are finished, the coal companies often return them to a natural state through a process known as reclamation. Through mine reclamation the land is reshaped, soil is returned to the stripped areas, and native plants and trees are planted.
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