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Thu, Nov. 21

Learn about bees at Hassayampa River Preserve Sunday

Discover the fascinating world of bees at The Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday.

Master Gardeners Mike Hills and Lee Ann Aronson will discuss native bees, honeybees and the truth about African "killer bees."

Participants will learn about the production of different types of honey, and how "colony collapse disorder" and other environmental issues are impacting the critical role bees play in the pollination of our global food supply.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 928-684-2772 or send an email to to make reservations or to get more information.

The preserve is open to the general public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission fees are $5 per person and $3 for conservancy members. Kids 12 and younger get in free.

The 770-acre Hassayampa River Preserve is located along Highway 60 three miles southeast of Wickenburg at milepost 114. It was created in 1987 to protect a rare desert cottonwood/willow streamside habitat that attracts more than 280 species of birds annually and supports diverse plant and animal communities.

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