Honey Bee Festival

Date(s) - Saturday, May 03, 2014
10:00 am-2:30 pm


The Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, will be holding a Honey Bee Festival featuring Dr. Reed Johnson on May 3 from 10:00am-2:30pm. Honey bees are critically important pollinators.

In the course of gathering nectar from flowers, bees transport and disperse pollen in ways that make possible the growth of fruits, nuts and seeds. This festival will provide attendees with insight into what is happening within the beehive, show the feasibility of beekeeping in our own backyards, and make available for purchase some of the fruits of the labor of honeybees.

The event will include venders & demonstrations, a lecture by Ohio State University Assistant Professor Dr. Thomas Seeley, and a screening of the film More than Honey. Children’s honeybee activities will also be taking place in the Wegmans Family Garden from 10am-12pm.

10 am – Vendor Fair – Check out all the offerings folks have available, from honey samples to beekeeping supplies.

11am – Dr. Reed Johnson – Lecture

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor from the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University. He will speak on research that discusses honeybees and pesticides, a topic of current interest and concern. A question-and-answer period follows the lecture.

Noon – Lunch – Hot dogs and more will be available for purchase

12:30 & 2 pm – Film Screening: More than Honey

or Guided Visit to the Gardens’ Demonstration Hive

Cost for Botanical Gardens members, Master Gardeners and students is $10, non-members is $15. Go online for  more information, including the full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.