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Bees, beekeeping and honey

Kent Pegorsch will discuss bees and beekeeping at a Winchester Academy program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the Waupaca Area Public Library. Submitted Photo

Kent Pegorsch opens Winchester Academy’s summer schedule

Kent Pegosch will present “Beekeeping and the Honey Industry from a Waupaca Perspective” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the Waupaca Area Public Library.

Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.

Pegorsch will discuss the beekeeping year, how some of the best honey in the world is produced in this area, and how the migration each year of over three quarters of the managed honey bee colonies in the United States to California ensures the sustainability of the industry.

His presentation will include a tasting of varietal honeys.

Pegorsch is co-owner of Main Street Marketplace.

He has been producing honey for 47 years and currently manages almost 500 hives.

He served four years as president of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association and currently is on the board of the American Beekeeping Federation.

This program is sponsored by Vic and Chris Anthony.

Winchester’s summer schedule

Pegorsch is the first of seven Winchester Academy programs.

All programs are held at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays in the library.

• June 19 – John Bates, author and naturalist, will present “Wisconsin’s Last Wild, Underdeveloped Lakes.” He is a board member of Northwoods Land Trust.

• June 26 – Charles L. Cohen will discuss “Jews and Muslims in Christian America.” He is professor emeritus of American Institutions, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

• July 10 – Scott Hebbring will speak on “All of Us Wisconsin.” He is a in the Center for Precision Medicine Research at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

• July 17 – Dooug Bradley will present “Who’ll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America.” He is distinguished lecturer emeritus at UW-Madison.

• July 24 – Librarian Sue Abrahamson will lead a book discussion of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” the Waupaca Area Public Library’s Community Read.

• July 31 –Chelsea Lovejoy will speak on “Are Video Games Saving the World? Should You be Playing Them?” She is an associate professor of psychology at UW-Stout.

Winchester Academy is a nonprofit Waupaca organization administered by a volunteer board of trustees. It brings engaging, informative, and educational programs to the community, recognizing that the love of learning continues throughout life and outside of school walls.

There are no dues, tuition or membership fees. For more information about Winchester Academy, visit winchesterwaupaca.org, follow on Facebook, or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected].

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