Free Bee & Pollinator Awareness Day: June 22

June 21, 2014 by  
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Free honey tasting, meet beekeepers, and learn all about making your garden bee-friendly, or even keeping bees yourself, at the Bees, Bats, and Butterflies event on June 22, 2014.

Oh yes, it’s a free bee freebie!

So no, you don’t get free bees, but when you buzz down to the Bee, Bats and Butterflies Pollinator awareness day at the Open Space Visitor Center on Sunday June 22 between 10 am and 3 pm, you do get to taste honey and see a bee hive. You can also learn about pollinator-friendly plants to grow in your garden, and meet an Albuquerque beekeeper to find out how you could do it yourself.

Other activities for adults and kids include:

  • Put on a beekeeping suit and have your photo taken (sounds fun! How will anyone know it’s YOU though?)
  • Make a native bee house
  • Make pollinator plant seed balls
  • Make rolled beeswax candles
  • See the Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Life Cycle display
  • 10:30 am: Presentation on the Butterfly Life Cycle, Wings of Enchantment
  • 11:30 am: Bats as Pollinators presentation by William Gannon, a UNM Biologist
  • 1 pm: Mead Making presentation with Phil Grosfblatt
  • 2 pm: Basics of Beekeeping Presentation

They are also promising pollinator plant giveaways. See all the Bee, Bats, and Butterflies Pollinator Awareness Day info at the link.  The bee celebration takes place:

  • When: Sunday June 22, 2014
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Open Space Visitor Center
  • Cost: Free!

This is part of the National and New Mexico Pollinator Week, an initiative to raise pollinator awareness of species vital to our food systems and economy. We love the bees here at Albuquerque on the Cheap, and if you’re interested in keeping bees yourself, don’t forget to check out the Albuquerque Beekeepers Group which is a great resource for anyone interested in urban beekeeping.

Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard NW (between Montano and Paseo del Norte).

–Tania


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Free Bee & Pollinator Celebration: June 23

June 18, 2012 by  
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Free honey tasting, meet the beekeepers, and learn all about making your garden bee-friendly, or even keeping bees yourself, on June 23, 2012.

Oh yes, it’s a free bee freebie!

So no, you don’t get free bees, but when you buzz down to the bee celebration and pollinator awareness day at the Open Space Visitor Center you do get to taste honey, see a bee hive, feed a butterfly, see and learn about pollinator-friendly plants you could grow in your garden, and meet Albuquerque beekeepers to find out how you could do it yourself. We’re told there will be children’s activities, and (at 3 pm) a screening of the film Queen of the Sun about why bees are disappearing.

  • When: Saturday June 23, 2012
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Open Space Visitor Center (see the full schedule at the link)
  • Cost: Free!

This is part of New Mexico Pollinator Week, an initiative to raise awareness of pollinator species vital to our food systems and economy. We love the bees here at Albuquerque on the Cheap, so kudos to all, including the Albuquerque Beekeepers Group which is a great resource for anyone interested in urban beekeeping.

Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard NW (between Montano and Paseo del Norte).

–Tania

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Free Honey Tasting & Bee Celebration: June 26

June 15, 2011 by  
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Free honey tasting, meet the beekeepers, and learn all about making your garden bee-friendly, or even keeping bees yourself, on June 26, 2011.

Oh yes, it’s a free bee freebie!

So no, you don’t get free bees, but when you buzz down to the bee celebration and pollinator awareness day at the Open Space Visitor Center you do get to taste and compare different local honeys, explore the parts of a bee hive, see and learn about pollinator-friendly plants you could grow in your garden, and meet the Albuquerque beekeepers to find out how you could do it yourself. We’re told there will be a chef’s demonstration too and children’s games.

  • When: Sunday June 26, 2011
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free!

This is part of National Pollinator Week, an initiative to raise awareness of pollinator species vital to our food systems and economy. We love the bees here at Albuquerque on the Cheap, so kudos to all, including the Albuquerque Beekeepers Group which is a partner in this event.

Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard NW (between Montano and Paseo del Norte).

–Tania

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Free Honey Tasting & Bee Celebration: June 26

June 22, 2010 by  
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Free honey tasting, meet the beekeepers, and learn all about making your garden bee-friendly, or even keeping bees yourself, on June 26, 2010.

Oh yes, it’s a free bee freebie! (Do you know how many years I could wait for a pun like that to come along? I’ve got to take it where I can…)

So no, you don’t get free bees, but when you buzz down to this bee celebration at the Open Space Visitor Center you do get to taste and compare different local honeys, explore the parts of a bee hive, see and learn about pollinator-friendly plants you could grow in your garden, and meet the Albuquerque beekeepers to find out how you could do it yourself!

  • When: Saturday June 26, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free!

Governor Bill Richardson has apparently declared the week of June 21, 2010 to be New Mexico Pollinator Week, as part of a national initiative to raise awareness of pollinator species vital to our food systems and economy. We love the bees here at Albuquerque on the Cheap, so kudos to all, including the Albuquerque Beekeepers Group which is a partner in this event.

As an aside, we don’t know if any places are still available, but the restaurant Jennifer James 101 is holding a honey-themed dinner tonight, Tuesday June 22 and tomorrow Wednesday June 23 for $40 covering three courses and drinks, with seating at the community table at 6 pm.  Tax and tip are extra. Call pronto if you’re interested to find out about available spaces.

–Tania

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Deborah Madison Free Talk/Tasting & A Ticket Only Lunch June 19

June 15, 2010 by  
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A free talk with dessert tastings open to all, followed by a separate ticket only lunch with the foodie guru and cookbook author, on Saturday June 19, 2010.

Deborah Madison, the James Beard award-winning chef and author of six cookbooks, makes an author appearance at Bookworks at noon on June 19 to discuss her new book Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market.  According to a notice received from Bookworks, she’ll also be discussing the local food movement with the editor of Edible magazine, Kate Manchester.

As you can’t talk about desserts without actually trying some, there are free tastings too, provided by Seasons Rotisserie & Grill.

This will be a fairly speedy author appearance, as at 1 pm it’s followed by lunch time tasting event with Deborah Madison at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill. For this part you do need to buy tickets, which are $64 for one person ($96 for a couple) which includes a light lunch/dessert, wine pairings (see the menu at the link), and a copy of Madison’s book – the value of book alone is $32.50. So you’re paying $31.50 for the nosh and drinks and a chance to hang out with this food legend! A pretty good deal in MY (cook) book.

Places are limited, and you must reserve for the Bookworks Deborah Madison lunch in advance. Note that tax and tip are extra.

Bookworks is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, next to Flying Star Cafe.

–Tania

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Free Tasting: Single Village Mezcals

August 19, 2009 by  
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This sounds really interesting. On Friday, August 21 (2009), from 4:00 – 6:00pm, Jubilation Wine & Spirits hosts a very special tasting of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals. Del Maguey is a 5-time winner in the World Spirits Competition. At this tasting, you’ll be able to sample seven Del Maguey mezcals:

  • Chichicapa
  • San Luis del Rio
  • Santo Domingo Albarradas
  • Minero
  • Tobala
  • Pechuga
  • Crema de Mezcal

Obviously, this event is only for folks over age 21. Also, samples will be limited to one per person per mezcal. Still, what a great event for tequila lovers! And, boy, does Albuquerque have tequila lovers.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is located in the university district at 3512 Lomas Blvd NE, near the Carlisle intersection, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Free Chef Demonstration and Tasting

July 3, 2009 by  
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Chef Brian Shannon of Bishop's Lodge will demonstrate how to cook perfect risotto.

As if you needed another excuse to go up to Santa Fe for a day: free gourmet chef tasting.

Have you ever tried to make risotto? Especially at this altitude, where “the boiling point” falls well short of 212°F, and rice takes for-EV-er to cook?

Well, don’t give up. Instead, take a scenic drive up to Bishop’s Lodge, where Chef Brian Shannon offers a cooking demonstration and class every Saturday at 11:00am. This Saturday, July 4 (2009), Chef Shannon will be preparing a wild mushroom and leek risotto. He’ll discuss ingredients (arborio rice, anyone?), steps in preparation, and proper techniques. PLUS, you’ll get to try a sample of the finished producto. (Either that’s Italian for “product,” or else we just made it up.)

While the event is free, reservations are required by calling 505-983-6377. Ask for further instructions on where to meet up, since Bishop’s Lodge is a sprawling place.

Bishop’s Lodge is located in Santa Fe, fittingly enough, on Bishop’s Lodge Road.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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