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Audubon Afterschool: The Buzz About Native Bees

Learn about native bees in this virtual youth education program.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm Mountain Online Event

Audubon Afterschool: The Buzz About Native Bees

May 13, 2021

Tickets are required for this virtual event.
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Join us for our last Audubon Afterschool scheduled for this spring as we celebrate our heroic native bees!

What's that buzz about bees? Though we commonly associate the honey bee (introduced to North America in the 1600s) with the pollination of our common food crops, there are approximately 4,000 species of native bees that have been acclimated to the plants of our continent for much longer. In fact, it's been said that one native mason bee can pollinate at a rate 100 times greater than a honey bee! 

In this Audubon Afterschool session, we'll focus our attention on the myriad of native bees that work hard to pollinate native plants. After all, they've co-evolved! We'll review solitary versus social bee species and their respective habits, life cycles, and nesting behaviors. We'll help participants to identify some of our more common native bees and share some plant species that will act as a magnet to pull them into our backyards.

April 29 is the last day to register. 
This event is for children 7-11-years-old.
Cost: $15 per child
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Leafcutter Bee. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

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