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Intro to Beekeeping offered

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering an Intro to Beekeeping class as part of its Pollinators Series.

Participants will explore the ecological role that honey bees play, the management of bees by season, and which plants and forage are important for honey bees. Learn where to get honey bees and how to get started with your new hobby. Class will meet with instructor John Holzwart of Plant Based Services from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. The fee is $25 until March 10, then $35.

Intro to Beekeeping is part of the Pollinators Series, which also includes:

Family Bee Films: The Pollinator Series kicks off with this opportunity to gain awareness about the current pollinator declines in a family-friendly environment. The evening will begin with “A Ghost in the Making,” a short film about a bumblebee on the brink of extinction, and follow with the charming animated film “Bee Movie.” Popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks. The shows will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the media room at Horizon Elementary School, 411 South Highland Ave. There is no fee, but please register by March 10.

Bring Back the Pollinators: Native pollinators are in serious decline, with some on the brink of extinction. In this workshop, learn the issues around native pollinators, as well as ways you can support these very important invertebrates. Plan to make and take a simple bee nest to start building pollinator habitat in your community. Class will meet with instructor Carrie Caselton Lowe, who holds a master’s degree in agro-ecology, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $20 until March 24, then $35.

To learn more, visit www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM.html, check out the new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PlymouthCommunityEdRec, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, call (920) 892-5068, or stop by the Plymouth Community Education & Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Area food production showcased

The Sheboygan County Historical Society will present a speaker series during the month of March, titled "Food Production in Sheboygan County."

The series, will take place each Tuesday evening in March, including March 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30-8 p.m., is set to be held at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum in Sheboygan.

Sheboygan County is known to produce some of the best food in the nation. From dairy product to sausage and vegetables, one can fine the highest quality products in Sheboygan County.

Add in the outstanding beverages to wet the whistle, and Sheboygan County could easily be considered a "foodie heaven."

The series will touch on the history of food production in Sheboygan County to current products and how these businesses contribute to the community.

The presentations are open to the public, free of charge.

The Sheboygan County Historical Museum is located at 3110 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan.


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