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Join local beekeeper and master gardener to learn about bees and their homes

CLINTON, Ill. – Bees are important and play vital roles in our ecosystem, but what function does each bee species serve? Which bees are the best pollinators? Do bees live alone or in colonies? In what types of homes do bees reside? DeWitt County Master Gardeners are hosting an event to answer these questions and more.

Bee Homes is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 14 at Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N. Quincy St., Clinton, Ill. Learn about solitary and social bees including mason, leaf cutter, and honeybees, and their different types of homes. Joe Witte, a local beekeeper, and Kent McFarland, a DeWitt County master gardener, will be speakers.

Register by May 13 by calling Marie at Vespasian Warner Library at 217-935-5174. For more information, please visit, contact Beth Miglin, horticulture Extension coordinator, at, or call 217-935-5764.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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