Bee a Pollinator Protector!

IMG_0886These lovely little signs for your garden and yard are available at the Albuquerque Garden Center. 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, open 9:30-2:30 M-F. Call them for more information @ 505-296-6020.

These were designed and created for our Burque Bee City USA resolution party— the brainstorm of Sally Vance, with the support of the Xeric Garden Club  of which she is a member.

To find out more about what we are doing to protect pollinators in the fair City of Albuquerque, check out the New Mexico Beekeeper Association and CABQ Open Space Division.

Like any child, it takes a village or a whole bee hive to raise up any baby bee-ing properly. Burque Bee City is in that toddler stage. We need lots of help! We need you!

We will need pollinator protectors in every neighborhood, co-op, city hall, household, school and congregation to make it a reality. Here’s a few things you can do to make this happen:

  • Become a pollinator friendly Neighborhood! Call CABQ Dalaina Carmona @ 924-3914 to find out your city neighborhood district and President. In our city you have the power to create pesticide free and pollinator habitat zones in your neighborhood. Call CABQ #311 and request a spray free zone around your house. Here’s what the Burque Bee City resolution says:

Whereas, communities have the opportunity to support bees and other pollinators on both public and private land through pesticide free zones; working in collaboration with city officials to manage and increase healthy native habitat for pollinators—including, but not limited to roadsides, medians, open spaces and parks.

  • Mark your calendars for Father’s Day to come out to the first citywide celebration of Burque Bee City. It will be held in conjunction with City of Albuquerque at Open Space, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, June 18, 2017, 9am-2pm. Enjoy all things pollinator-friendly, which include moths, bees, butterflies, bats and birds as pollinators. Games and activities for children, music for the family, cutting the ribbon for Burque Bee City.
  • *like* us on Facebook. Go to Burque Bee City or Think Like A Bee and begin to follow us to learn more about the ways you can get involved and all things bees happening right here in Albuquerque.

We have the opportunity to make New Mexico unique with Burque Bee City. It is a first of its kind in the southwest—a New Mexico True event! We have the power to create the kinds of neighborhoods we want to live in—communities that celebrate pollinator health and create the kind of planet we want for our children and grandchildren.

For more information contact Anita @ afasinger@gmail.com

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