Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Bee on blue salvia (Photo by Janice Tucker).

Location: This class will be located at the home of Ellen Premack. Upon registration, you will be sent address details including directions. 

Cost: $150 Member/$155 Not-yet-Member

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Come to this fun, interactive, hands-on workshop to learn about New Mexico’s 500+ native bee species as well as honey bees. Participants will learn about the life of bees and their important role in the environment. This one-day workshop will fill you in on all things bees from pollination to honey production. Participants will explore the gardens and identify bees in a certified wildlife habitat. A bee-inspired gourmet lunch will be provided, along with honey tasting that will complement your meal and educational experience. Each participant will leave with your own handmade set of rolled and dipped beeswax candles and a native bee house for your own garden.

A layout of your day with us is below. This class is limited to 12 participants. 

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee, tea, warm welcomes and outline for the day

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9:30 – 11:30 Session #1 Honey bees and candle making

11:30 – 12:00 Honey tasting

12:00- 1:00 Gourmet lunch is provided

1:00 – 3:00 Session #2 Native bees and bee house building

3:00 – 4:00 Garden exploration, bee identification

4:00 – 5:00 Relax with Q & A with refreshments and snacks

You have multiple instructors for this class including: Bob Zimmerman who is a retired biology instructor, amateur beekeeper and accomplished gardener, Christine Hauber who is a professional chef, photographer and artist, and Ellen Premack who is a retired museum director, creative programmer and gardener. Together they each bring their knowledgable skills to present this stimulating day of learning in a fabulous Santa Fe foothills home.