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4th Annual Burque Bee City Pollination Celebration

Information about the 4th Annual Burque Bee City Pollination Celebration

This year's Pollination Celebration is going virtual!

Join the ABQ BioPark, Open Space Visitor Center, Open Space Alliance, and Bee City USA for the 4th Annual Burque Bee City Pollination Celebration online.

The online events include local bands, tours, presentations, contests, pollinator-themed activities, and more.

National Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. It is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

In 2016, the Albuquerque City Council unanimously approved Albuquerque as the first Bee City USA in the Southwest - Burque Bee City.

The Open Space Visitor Center and Albuquerque Bees Center manage hives at that are used for teaching students of New Mexico state certified beekeeping program.

2020 Pollination Celebration Schedule & Information

New content will be available each day and you can also look back to see previous days.

Kick Off | Wed., June 24

Welcome to the 2020 Pollination Celebration! | Dr Olivia Carril: Exploring Wild Bees in New Mexico | ABQ BioPark: It Takes Two to Tango, Plants & Pollinators

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Day 2 | Thurs., June 25

ABQ BioPark: DIY Terrarium | All About Pollinators for Kids! | Anna Walker: Pollinators in Decline | Jason Schaller, Maria Thomas: Botanic Garden Tour

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Day 3 | Fri., June 26

Open Space Visitor Center: Amigos del Polen, Actividad Para Niños | ABQ BioPark: Natural Weed Spray | BeBe La La, Concert by Local Folk Americana Français duo.

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Day 4 | Sat., June 27

Hands in the Bee Hive! | Anita Amstutz: Harvesting Consciousness, Food, Honeybees, & Watersheds | Seth Hoffman: Let's Sing! Live Concert | Kaitlin Haase: Pollinators on the Nightshift

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Day 5 | Sun., June 28

Lara Lovell: Honeybees in the Garden & Kitchen! | Tour of the Open Space Visitor Center | Photography Competition Winner Announcement


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Full Schedule

Find the full schedule of ABQ Bee City USA Pollination Festival events, presentations, activities, and resources.


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Pollinator Art Competition

Share your photo or art of a pollinator - bees, birds, butterflies, bats, or beetles - to the Burque Bee City USA Facebook page! And don't forget to vote!

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iNaturalist Challenge

See how many pollinators and plants you can record! Snap photos for experts to identify on the free iNaturalist app or during pollinator week.

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