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Learn about Beekeeping at Garfield Farm Museum

    Garfield Farm Museum is offering a Beekeeping Lecture on Sunday, May 31st at 2pm. The “Bee Talk” will cover the composition of a bee hive, maintaining a hive in Northern Illinois, diseases that affect bees, what is honey and its properties, rules and regulations concerning bees and beekeeping, and how non-beekeepers can encourage and help the populations of honey bees in North America. The talk will be given by museum volunteer, Laura Andersen.

    Laura has been the volunteer Beekeeper on Garfield Farm for the last 10 years.  She is a Master Gardener in Florida and Illinois.  Her interests are varied.  She is a hunter and a shooting instructor and also teaches cooking at Country Garden Cuisine cooking school in Campton Hills where she resides with her husband, Chris and their two sons, Peter and Matthew.

    Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL, off of Illinois Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Garfield Farm is a 380 acre historically intact former 1840s prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as a working 1840s farm. There is a $20 donation for the lecture that includes an introductory book on beekeeping and refreshments. For other lecture information or to R.S.V.P. please contact (630) 584-8485 or email at Seats are limited, please respond promptly.

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