Happy World Bee Day!

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

Catch the full scoop here:
https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day?fbclid=IwAR3f67s5XA8zZReiR5UwZgY2cyvWR0Vn6UPnaHtlsgCZ67oQOQvapj2ENDU

2022 Honey Bee Festival

Saturday, June 25th 10am – 2pm
@ Rockwood Park Nature Center
3401 Courthouse Rd, Richmond, VA 23236
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There’s more to celebrate.

Did you know: our Apis mellifera friends, the European honey bee, was first brought to the Americas right here in Virginia in 1622? After being brought to our East coast, it took 231 years before the honey bee reached our West coast. That’s right, the creation of the United States can be found in the footsteps of the honey bee. From Sea to Shining Sea!

This year marks the 400th year since honey bees were brought to America. We intend to celebrate by weaving this very special landmark into our festival this year.


Interested in being a vendor?

Vendor information, including a link to our sign-up form, can be found here.


Volunteer Sign-Up

The Honey Bee festival requires a lot of hands leading up to the festival for planning, the Friday night before for setup, during, & after the festival for takedown. Day of, we need about 50 volunteers to lend a helpful hand. Volunteers do not have to be beekeepers or a member of our club. Volunteers can be kids, family, friends, etc. The only requirement is a willingness to help. We can certainly find a way to use our volunteers and are thankful for all the help we can get. Volunteers are provided a free Honey Bee Festival t-shirt.

Anyone willing to volunteer, please let us know by completing the Volunteer Sign-Up form.

Thank you in advance!

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