Category Archives: BEES

CLASS-this Sunday, July 7th-Get the Buzz on Native Bees!

Hello folks!

Get the Buzz on Native Bees class is still open for sign up below!

Here is the next class this Sunday on native bees, how they differ from honeybees, how to encourage them to your property, what plants offer them nectar and pollen, and a demo on how you can make a simple native bee house. Bob has sold his beautiful native bee houses at the SF Farmer’s Market, SF Botanical Gardens and elsewhere in Santa Fe. It’s going to be great! I know they work, as I own one of his native bee houses!

Sunday, July 7th
12 noon to 2 pm

Get the Buzz on Native Bees!
Do you like melons, pumpkins, and squash? Well, you should thank the native bees! Honeybees might get the most attention, but native bees really are the major pollinators of food crops. Did you know that there are more than 500 species of native bees just in New Mexico alone? Do you know the differences between the native bee and the honeybee?

Come to the Native Bee class July 7 and learn all about these often overlooked pollinators. Bob Zimmerman, retired biology teacher, will show you how to provide a bee friendly yard for native bees and how to make a native bee house to encourage them to hang around your garden!

Instructors: Bob Zimmerman
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 for members/$10 for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Native Bee Houses

Next class: Save the Bees-Plants for Honeybees & Pollinators, Sunday June 12

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We still have a few spaces left for this class. Should be a good one!

Sunday, June 12
Save the Bees-Plants for Honeybees & Pollinators

Come learn which plants to grow on your property to help the honeybees and other pollinators. You don’t need to be a beekeeper to help the bees!
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Instructor: Paul Drumright
Location: At Paul Drumright’s house-
6 Cuesta Road • Santa Fe (Eldorado)
Class fee: free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Save the Bees-Plants for Honeybees & Pollinators

You don’t need to be a beekeeper to help bees. The bees need help in surviving especially now and you can help even if you are not a beekeeper. Paul Drumright, an avid gardener and bee keeper will teach us which plants we can grow on our properties to help them. You will see many bee helpful varieties in his garden and learn what insecticides and herbicides hurt them.

Help keep this class free! Become a 2016 Member here for only $35 – includes most classes, potlucks and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Native Bee Walk in the Railyard Park

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Native New Mexico bee. Photo courtesy of

Hey ya all-This might be of interest to you this weekend if you are interested in native bees! Want to learn more about identifying and how to attract native bees to your garden? Read on!

Saturday, September 19

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Where: Meet at the Railyard Park’s Community Room located directly behind SITE Santa Fe

Join the Railyard Stewards and Dr. Olivia Carril for a Native Bee Pollinator Walk in the 13-acre Railyard Park. In addition to identifying the bees we discover, Olivia will discuss the importance of bee habitats and pollen to the lives of native bees and how you can draw native bees to your garden, in addition to identifying the plants that attract bees to this rich, diverse urban landscape right in the middle of Santa Fe.