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Open house to welcome bee-curious

Posted: Aug. 11, 2014 1:40 pm Updated: Aug. 18, 2014 3:15 pm

The Andrew family bee farm will hold a free family-friendly open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, on the family farm at 2848 E. 1400th St., Adams County.

The open house will include tours of the honey house, demonstrations of honey extraction (harvesting), a display of a collection of Minneapolis Moline tractors, refreshments and information from Tri-State Local Foods Network. Honey may be offered for sale.

From Ill. 96, take Ill. 96 north of Ursa, south of Lima, to Lima-Loraine Road (2800 Avenue), west 8 miles, then north at Red Ball to 2848 E. 1400th St. From Interstate 172, take I-172 north of Mendon and Loraine to Lima-Loraine Road (2800 Avenue), west 2 miles, then north at Red Ball to 2848 E. 1400th St.

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