Bees create sticky situation at museum
SYCAMORE – On warm summer days, bees quickly become a part of any outdoor activity. Last year, volunteers at the Sycamore History Museum noticed a few more bees than usual, and began making several phone calls. Carolyn and Frank Hudon offered to come to the museum to investigate.
They quickly discovered that the museum had become the home to thousands of bees. On Thursday, Aug. 1, Carolyn Hudon will offer a brown bag talk about how the bees were removed from the museum grounds, beekeeping, bee removal and even bee rental.
“At first glance, bees and local history don’t seem to be related. However, the gardens play a big part of our mission at SHM. They help us tell the story of Sycamore’s agricultural roots. This program connects agricultural history along with current local history,” museum executive director Michelle Donahoe said. “Everyone was very surprised when the side of the corn crib was opened and the true size of the hive revealed. The photos are quite impressive.”
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