Burque Bee City & Pollination Celebration

Celebrating pollinators and ABQ's designation as a Bee City USA.


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Jun 18, 2017
08:30 AM - 02:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Kick off National Pollinator Week 2017 (June 19 - 25) with this event for all ages. Activities include childrens crafts, a permaculture workshop with Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm, honey sales, informational booths about bees and other pollinators, live musical performances by BéBé La La, storytellers, and more.


  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Permaculture workshop with Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm. Registration required. Call (505897-8831 for details.
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Native pollinator “Bee Hotel” craft activity for all ages. Participants will join local artists to build a Bee Hotel structure for native pollinators as a permanent installation at the Open Space Visitor Center.
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Storytelling Regina Ress, winner of the 2003 & 2015 Oracle Award, National Storytelling Network. (In the Kiva Room)
  • 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: BéBé La La Musical Performance on the back patio
  • 11:45am to Noon: Presentation by the Wild Friends Program, an award-winning civics education program at the UNM School of Law
  • Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Recognition of Albuquerque’s designation as a “Bee City” by City Councilors Ike Benton and Brad Winter
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: BéBé La La Musical Performance on the back patio
  • Ongoing: Childrencrafts, demonstration bee hives, face painting, local vendors, activity tables and more!

Schedule subject to change.

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.

Learn more about Bee City USA.




Kent Swanson