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Mason Bees Workshop

Stress from chemicals and loss of habitat can put pressure on native bee populations. 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, Illinois.

Learn about this native solitary bee’s life cycle, their role in pollination, and how to best support a population in your own backyard. Bring an empty “tin” can to create a simple bee hotel. We will discuss the most effective ways to support the native bee population.

Space is limited, registration deadline is February 7. Register online at 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.