Stung by George Clutter’s sudden and unexplained termination as West Virginia’s chief apiarist, three House of Delegates members are appealing to Gov. Joe Manchin to find him a fresh job in state government — this one with the Division of Natural Resources.

Clutter’s departure from the Department of Agriculture became an issue when Delegate Ray Canterbury, R-Greenbrier, took the House floor in the recent session to denounce his dismissal as “totally shameful.”

Since then, the Ronceverte-based Southeastern Honeybee Association, of which Canterbury is a member as a hobbyist beekeeper, began circulating a petition as a means of protesting Clutter’s firing.

Manchin was sent a letter just days before the April 11 recess in the session by House Majority Leader Brent Boggs, D-Braxton, Joe Talbott, D-Webster, and Canterbury, saying they “highly and strongly recommend” Clutter be given a job with the DNR.

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