Honey Bees are non-native to the prairie region.  Honey Bees
have a significant, unfavorable impact on the food supply
available for Bumble Bees.  Therefore, with Bumble Bees being
so ravaged by limited habitat; the introduction of Honey Bees
further impacts native bees.   Please, put the priority of saving
native pollinators above that of installing a Honey Bee hive.
Bumble Bees of Illinois

Bombus auricomus (the black and gold bumble bee)

Bombus bimaculatus (the two-spotted bumble bee)

Bombus fervidus (the yellow bumble bee)

Bombus fraternus (the southern plains bumble bee)

Bombus griseocollis (the brown-belted bumble bee)

Bombus impatiens (the common eastern bumble bee)

Bombus pensylvanicus (the American bumble bee)

Bombus vagans (the half-black bumble bee)