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June 2022

Jun 04

Busy Bees on Buffalo Bayou

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Did you know there are about 35,000 honeybees in a hive?  Get up close and watch bees in action through an observatory beehive.  Learn the role of bees in a colony, how honey is made, the life span of a bee, and so much more!  Robby Robinson, BBP’s Field Operations Manager, who has nearly 50 years of experience beekeeping, will share his knowledge about raising bees along Buffalo Bayou.

Jun 23

Lunch and Learn: The Buzz About Bees

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Most people think “honeybee” when they hear the word “bee”, but did you know that honeybees are not native to North America? In fact, they are only one among nearly 4,000 bee species on this continent and Texas alone has nearly 800 species of native bees!

Jun 24

Pollinator Walks Along Buffalo Bayou

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Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other creatures transfer pollen among flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet to flower and fruit. Dr. Gabriela Sosa, BBP’s Conservation Manager, and a representative from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will lead you on a walk to identify those native plants and flowers that attract the necessary pollinators that the Buffalo Bayou ecosystem relies on.

July 2022

Jul 08

Lunch and Learn: Gardening for Bees and Pollinators

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Pollinators such as bees and monarch butterflies are under threat. One of the ways to you can help is by planting a pollinator garden.  Paul Winski, Horticulture Agent of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will show you the steps needed to create a bee-friendly habitat in your own backyard.

Jul 16

Pollinator Walks Along Buffalo Bayou

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Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other creatures transfer pollen among flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet to flower and fruit. Dr. Gabriela Sosa, BBP’s Conservation Manager, and a representative from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will lead you on a walk to identify those native plants and flowers that attract the necessary pollinators that the Buffalo Bayou ecosystem relies on.

Jul 23

Busy Bees on Buffalo Bayou

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Did you know there are about 35,000 honeybees in a hive?  Get up close and watch bees in action through an observatory beehive.  Learn the role of bees in a colony, how honey is made, the life span of a bee, and so much more!  Robby Robinson, BBP’s Field Operations Manager, who has nearly 50 years of experience beekeeping, will share his knowledge about raising bees along Buffalo Bayou.

August 2022

Aug 06

Busy Bees on Buffalo Bayou

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Did you know there are about 35,000 honeybees in a hive?  Get up close and watch bees in action through an observatory beehive.  Learn the role of bees in a colony, how honey is made, the life span of a bee, and so much more!  Robby Robinson, BBP’s Field Operations Manager, who has nearly 50 years of experience beekeeping, will share his knowledge about raising bees along Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 10

Lunch and Learn: Beekeeping 101

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Interested in beekeeping, but need some information to get started? Shannon Dietz with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will show you the way. You’ll learn the basics of beekeeping including gear and tools needed, beehive components, and harvesting honey.

Aug 20

Screening: Bee Movie

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“Bee” one with nature and bring the whole family to help us celebrate National Honeybee Day at Buffalo Bayou Park. We’ll “bee-gin” the free festivities with bee-friendly crafts for kids, an observatory beehive to watch bees in action and a pop-up bee-inspired market. Tunes by a DJ will provide the perfect backdrop to do your “bee waggle” dance.

As the night falls, settle in for the screening of Bee Movie, the story of Barry the Bee who ventures outside of the hive for the first time and discovers a whole new world.

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