UW Extension to Host Workshop on Honey and Pollinators April 29

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Grace Shearrer, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, presents at the 2022 “Put Some Sparkle in Your Spring” event in Casper. Shearrer will discuss natural sweeteners and the health benefits of honey at a UW Extension workshop in Casper Saturday, April 29. (Donna Hoffman Photo)

University of Wyoming Extension will celebrate spring with a honey-tasting event and educational program in Casper Saturday, April 29.

Participants will learn about container gardens, growing plants to attract pollinators, honey flavors and the health benefits of honey.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, located at 2011 Fairgrounds Road. To register, visit the Natrona County Extension Office or call (307) 235-9400. For those who sign up before Friday, April 21, the cost is $20 per person; after April 21, the cost is $25. Prepayment is preferred -- cash or check only.

Door prizes include a honey-tasting kit from Z Specialty Food LLC and a jar of local honey from Hat Six Honey.

“We’re looking forward to getting into spring, and this is a great way to get enthusiastic about the growing season, pollinators and honey,” says Donna Hoffman, event organizer and UW Extension horticulture educator.

Speakers include Elizabeth Moore, an assistant lecturer in the UW Department of Plant Sciences; Catherine Wissner, UW Extension horticulturist; and Grace Shearrer, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Moore will kick off the event with a presentation and live demo on container gardening and pollinator-friendly plants that thrive in Wyoming.

Wissner, longtime facilitator of the annual Wyoming Bee College, will lead the honey-tasting component of the program. Under her guidance, participants will learn about the nuances of honey flavors, then taste and evaluate a variety of honey samples.

Shearrer will wrap up the event with a presentation on natural sweeteners and healthy options for satisfying sugar cravings. 

About University of Wyoming Extension

Since 1914, UW Extension has provided lifelong learning opportunities to Wyoming citizens across the state. With roots in agricultural education, UW Extension supports rural communities facing contemporary challenges and changes. UW Extension brings the university’s resources to each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. To learn more about UW Extension, call (307) 766-5124 or visit www.uwyo.edu/uwe.

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