This is How the Environment Committee of GFWC WCP Celebrates Arbor Day 2019 (GFWC-WI President’s Initiative)
Members of the Environment Committee donated and planted 6 Linden trees at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha – October 2019
GFWC WCP Learns About Beekeeping
On April 18th, 2019 the Chair of the Conservation Committee of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee, Dr. Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, talked about her experiences as a honeybee keeper in Waukesha County. She started raising bees in 2016 and has since shared her expertise with other bee and pollinator enthusiasts.
Her presentation drew a full circle of beekeeping history, from honey bee keeping in Ancient Egypt to honey gatherers in today’s Himalayan region. The audience also learned about the social structure of a bee colony and was introduced to highly complex bee brain structures, their behavior, and current scientific bee studies.
The presentation finished with a sweet treat of last year’s honey harvest.
A big Thank You goes to the Ellenbecker Investment Group in Pewaukee who provided their wonderful Education Center for this event.