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The Life of a Beekeeper

Bee Harry Patterson will present a free talk titled “The Life of a Beekeeper” at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11 at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Patterson is a member of the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association, and he is known in the suburbs for his expertise. He’s one of the association’s swarm collectors which means homeowners call him when a colony of bees divides.

A retired 5th grade teacher, Patterson talks about bees to schools, clubs and organizations. He brings his beekeeping clothes and equipment. He explains the differences among the queen, drones and worker bees.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.

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