Spring Valley Nature Club

Promoting Conservation, Nature and Environmental Education

Spring Valley Nature Center 1111 E Schaumburg Road.

Schaumburg IL 60194

Happy Independence Day

Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday 

No SVNC meeting Wednesday July 4th 2018 

Our next meeting of the Spring Valley Nature Club

Wednesday August 1st 2018 7:00pm

All About Those Mason Bees! By Steve Klima

Steve Klima is from Chicago and had moved to Schaumburg in 1992. In 2013 his wife was diagnosed with a debilitating disease and he wanted to do something special for her to lift her spirits. Wanting to make her a Butterfly Garden to enjoy he spent much time researching the project. Coming across an article on pollinating bees and the benefits for all gardens, he acted on the information he learned, by purchasing the first lot of bees. His hives included Mason Bees and Leafcutter Bees, also some reeds and a house for the bees. Today he has seven bee houses and about 1000 bees. And of this date his wife and bees are doing great!

Steve will fill us in via a demonstration of the why, where, when and how of introducing these little workhorses in your own gardens! Sure, to be a fun, informative and entertaining session for all!

Questions? Call (847) 985-2100. You do not need to be a member, Open to the public