The Native Bees of the Botanic Garden

How to identify them, and how to encourage them in your own gardens.


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Jun 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden - Farmhouse at the Heritage Farm
2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Olivia Carril has been studying bees for more than 20 years and will bring her experience with native bees to the Botanic Garden through a pollinator walk and talk. Discover the incredible diversity of bees found in New Mexico, and the many species inhabiting the Botanic Garden. In the classroom, she will highlight the life histories and plant preferences of New Mexico's most common wild bees including how to recognize those that live right in Albuquerque and where to go to get help with identification. She will discuss the status of wild bees and what we can do to best help them. In the field, participants will learn how to see bees on flowers, how to use an insect net to capture bees, and how to best photograph them.

Event is included with regular admission.

Part of the Botanic Garden Workshop Series. Other events in the series:

The History and Art of Gourds

How to Attract Birds and Keep Them Safe

Pollinators in Your Backyard

The Native Bees of the Botanic Garden

A bee at the Botanic Garden. Photo: ABQ BioPark.


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