Learn About Honey Bees At Nature Center

Honey bees. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Join beekeeper Melanie Kirby at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a multi-sensory talk about bees.

In addition to speaking about bees, there will be honey to taste, a bee hive to see, and lots to learn about running a small-scale bee farm. Kirby will highlight the connections between our enchanted landscapes and pollinators as they help to cultivate, reforest, reclaim, and nurture biodiversity, health and wellness.

Kirby is a native New Mexican who began beekeeping as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1997. She worked for several beekeeping operations from Hawaii to Florida to Michigan before starting her own small-scale bee farm in 2005 in northern New Mexico with partner Mark Spitzig.

Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute focuses on promoting locally produced and bred bees without chemicals and consilience research. ZQB also provides pollination services to farmers and landscapes across New Mexico and produces exquisite hive products and apiceuticals (hive medicines). Kirby also serves as the editor for https://www.kelleybees.com/ a monthly online newsletter.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is at 2600 Canyon Road. The cost is $8 for the general public and $6.50 for PEEC members. Advanced registration is not required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.


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