Native Bees Shared

On Friday, February 21st from 10 am until noon there will be a talk and workshop about the role that native bees play in the local landscape. This will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester and presented by Master Gardeners Robin Herman and Kathy Burtman.

Ms. Herman and Ms. Burtman will speak and educate about the more than 400 native bees which are found in Maryland and why they are so important. Native bees are not to be confused with honey bees which aren’t native to the United States at all.

In addition to learning about the many local native bees, attendees will learn how to encourage their presence in the garden and will complete a native bee house to add to their own landscape. All materials and supplies will be furnished but preregistration is required as space is limited.

The Master Gardeners support the University of Maryland Extension mission and they promote a healthier world through environmental stewardship. There are no fees for this offering although a $5 donation is encouraged to cover the costs of materials.

The Heritage Museums are located at 1003 Greenway Drive, off of Maryland Avenue East and is the home of the Dorchester County Historical Society. For information or to register, call 410.228.7953 or email

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