CAMBRIDGE — A discussion and workshop about the role native bees play in the local landscape will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 21, at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester. Master Gardeners Robin Herman and Kathy Burtman will present the program.
They will discuss the more than 400 native bees that 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 pre-registration is required as space is limited.
The Master Gardeners support the University of Maryland Extension mission and promote a healthier world through environmental stewardship. There are no fees for this workshop, but a $5 donation is encouraged to cover the costs of materials.
The Heritage Museums are at 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge. For information or to register, call 410-228-7953 or email email@example.com.