Werner Wildlife Series abuzz with bees in May

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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“Backyard Bee Buzz” is the title for the May edition of Casper College’s Werner Wildlife Series on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.

Beekeeper Laura Paige will review general information about Apis mellifera, our honeybee. “Since 2015, when Casper approved the zoning change to allow the care and stewardship of honeybees inside city limits, many backyards have become a buzz with bees,” said Paige. In addition to the presentation, attendees will be able to see some of the equipment used to keep bees and the products bees provide. Paige will also provide resources for attendees to learn more and get started with their own bees to enjoy in their backyard.

A Werner Wildlife Museum board member, Paige is a lifelong outdoors person who enjoys Wyoming’s beauty and wildlife. Her formal education is in biomedical engineering and education, with experience covering many industries, including aerospace, mental health, oil and gas, and education. “Since jumping into backyard beekeeping in 2018, my husband and I have found great joy in the hobby and the opportunity to learn about these amazing organisms,” Paige said.

The Werner Wildlife Study Series is held in the Africa-Arctic Room of the Werner Wildlife Museum. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the museum at 307-235-2108.

The Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street, is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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