Rotary & the Library Partner to Protect Bees

This spring, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lake Zurich and their new pillar of sustainability, the Library will offer programs about the importance of solitary bees.

Did you know that 90% of Illinois bees are solitary (meaning they do not live in hives like honey bees and bumble bees), and the most common is the mason bee? With nearly 40% of bees facing extinction today, this partnership encourages the community to cultivate Illinois' mason bee population through education and hands-on activities.

March Forge Drop-In Craft (In Person) 

All month long come and make your own bee magnet! 

Beehive Craft (In Person)

Make and take your own Beehive to decorate for Spring! All supplies provided. 6:30pm Mon., Mar. 13 or 4pm Tues., Mar. 14, Ages 18+ (R) 

Welcome to our Hive Sign (In Person)

Learn how you can create a custom sign using our Glowforge laser printer and create your very own honeycomb wooden and acrylic sign to take home. All supplies will be provided.  4pm Mon., Mar. 13 or 6:30pm Tues., Mar. 14, Ages 14+ (R) 

Native Pollinators (ZOOM)

Tune in via Zoom to learn more about native pollinators in our area. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign horticulture educator Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle will share some insight and tips on how to help many types of local bees. 7pm Wed., Mar. 15, Ages 14+ (R) 

DIY Bee Home (In Person) 

Did you know that there has been an increase of mason bees in Lake County? Sign up to make your own bee home to help our local mason bee population. This program was made possible through a partnership with the Lake Zurich Rotary Club. Children must register and be accompanied by a registered adult. 3pm or 6pm Thurs., Mar. 16 or 4pm Fri., Mar. 17, Ages 6+ (R)  

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