There are a variety of ways we can help support
the native bee population. Join University of Illinois Extension
staff to learn more about Mason Bees, create a simple bee hotel and
learn the most effective ways we can help the native bee population.
Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle, horticulture educator serving Fulton,
Mason, Peoria and Tazewell counties, will be presenting a program
about Mason Bees on Thursday, February 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the
Mason State Nursery, 17855 N. County Road 2400E, Topeka.
Learn about this native solitary bee’s life cycle, their role in
pollination, and how to best support a population in your own
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Bring an empty “tin” can to create a simple bee
hotel. We will discuss the most effective ways to support the native
Space is limited, registration deadline is February
7. Register online at https://go.illinois.edu/MasonBees or by
calling our Fulton branch office at 309-547-3711.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event
listed in this news release, contact your local Extension office.
[Christine Belless, University of