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By Joanna Hlavacek
Lawrence Journal-World 

Lawrence retirees turn backyard into bee sanctuary


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It's just past 9:30 a.m. at Mary Donnally's house in suburban west Lawrence, where the doting grandmother of 12 prepared a pancake breakfast for her family.

Three-year-old Finnegan and 4-year-old Madigan are visiting from Boulder, Colorado, and their grandma promised them a special treat after breakfast.

Under the watchful eye of his grandparents and mother, Madigan ascended a ladder to release a packet of leaf-cutter bees onto the ledge of a special "bee house" nestled in a tree along his grandparents' backyard fence.

"I love you," Madigan told the bees, and he appe...

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