Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
Time: June 18, 2017 from 9am to 2pm
Location: Open Space Visitor Center
Street: 6500 Coors Blvd NW
Website or Map: https://www.cabq.gov/parksand…
Event Type: celebration, burque, bee, city, open, space, visitor, center
Organized By: Kent Swanson
Latest Activity: May 25
Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center and Bee City USA for a celebration of pollinators!
Kick off National Pollinator Week 2017 (June 19th-25th) with this event for all ages.
8:30 Permaculture Workshop and Planting with Michael Reed of La Orilla Farms
10:00 Storytelling for all ages with Regina Ress and others from Storytellers of New Mexico
11:00 Live Music with Bébé La La
12:00 Ribbon-Cutting with City Councilors Benton and Winters
More music with Bébé La La
-Bee Hotel for Wild Bees and Native Pollinators at Open Space.
The public is invited to help fill the hotel with "rooms", or materials including logs with holes, twigs, recycled wood, bamboo and cane for the pollinators to live in.
- Insects Magnified Exhibit, June 1 - October 1, The Open Space Visitor Center Windows Room. Artist and educator Kelly Eckel takes photographs of magnified insects as part of her process of combining these parts into hybrid compositions. The magnified images of insect wings, hairs, eyes, are wonderful in and of themselves. For this small exhibition, Eckel will be showing some of these amazing images.
Other scheduled events include:
-Beekeeping displays and activities
-Pollinator-themed art exhibits
-Permaculture workshop with Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm
About Bee City USA:
Think Like A Bee, with generous support of many sponsors, including NM Beekeepers Association, has worked closely with the City Council to create a Bee City USA designation. Councilors Isaac Benton, who initiated the resolution, along with Brad Winter and their policy analysts, Rebekka Burt and Diane Dolan, co-sponsored the final resolution, which unanimously passed at City Council in August 2016.