UW-Extension to host beekeeping workshop at Kenosha County Center

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A beekeeping workshop designed for the novice beekeeper or those who would like to start beekeeping will be offered on Tuesday, June 23 from 6  until 9 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St.,in Bristol. The registration fee of $15 per person will include a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping as well as snacks and beverages. The workshop will address basic bee biology, beekeeping equipment, bee-friendly plantings, and more. Experienced local beekeepers, Peter Poli, owner of Humdinger Honey Works and president of the Racine-Kenosha Beekeeper Association will be joined by Lindsey Drought, agronomist and owner of Droughtville Farms for an informative evening with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers by prospective beekeepers and those who have already started with this enterprise.

For more information, contact Leigh Presley, Kenosha and Racine Counties UW-Extension at 262-857-1948 (leigh.presley@ces.uwex.edu) and Peg Reedy, Walworth County UW-Extension at 262-741-4961 (peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu) or Kristine Ely at 262-741-4968 (kristine.ely@ces.uwex.edu).

Find the registration information online at www.kenosha.uwex.edu/intro-to-beekeeping- workshop/. This workshop is sponsored by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kenosha and Racine County Land Conservation Departments, and Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties UW Cooperative Extension Service.


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