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Bees and Beers

Learn about pollinators with the ABQ BioPark at High and Dry Brewing.
Sept. 24, 2018 - Learn more about pollinators while enjoying a cold one at this month's Science Cafe, sponsored by the ABQ BioPark Conservation Committee.

Bees, Blooms and Brews will take place at 7 p.m. on September 27 at High and Dry Brewing in northeast Albuquerque. 

BioPark staff will talk about local pollinators, beekeeping, and pollinator-friendly gardening.

"One third of all food in the United States is made possible by the work of pollinators like bees, birds and butterflies, but many species of native pollinators are in decline," said Keith Crow, ABQ BioPark zookeeper supervisor. "This Science Cafe is a great opportunity for pollinator-enthusiasts to learn more about what they can do at home to support these species."
 
Presenter Josh Butler, apprentice I beekeeper and zookeeper at the BUGarium, will talk about how the Botanic Garden is delving into beekeeping. He'll also educate attendees about native New Mexico pollinators and how to enhance backyards (non-gardening) to support native pollinators.
 
Presenter Sarah Jane Gendron, gardener at the Botanic Garden, will share information about home pollinator gardens with a focus on autumn-blooming flowers that provide pollinators with resources that stretch into the cold season.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the ABQ BioPark Conservation Committee.

The ABQ BioPark recently opened its immersive Butterflies and Bees exhibit at the Botanic Garden.