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Spring weather has stuck around Central Illinois since mid-February, and now trees and shrubs have begun budding, where eventually spring flowers will bloom. One of the biggest pollinators for these flowers is the bee population which is fighting population decline for some unknown reasons. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Andrew Holsinger, said during this time, don't use pesticides on your budding flowers as it won't help the flowers nor the bee population.

Holsinger also said as cold weather comes this weekend expect some drawbacks to your flowering plants. He said even by trying to keep it warm by using a blanket or sheet, the frigid temperatures will still have an affect on your yard's plant life.

Holsinger appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.  

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