Each year we celebrate National Honey Bee Day on August 17th with a buzzing good time in Jacksonville!
We're ready to make year two even bigger and better! Hang out with us on National Honey Bee day in the air-conditioned Fairgrounds (near Manifest Distilling and Intuition Ale Works). Shop over 60 local vendors in our Buzy Bee Marketplace, join your child in our Bee a Kid Zone, learn the basics of beekeeping in our Honey Bee Education Annex and taste and buy local Florida honey in our Bee Friends Farm Honey Tasting Bar.
The Buzy Bee Marketplace features over 60 amazing local producers like Tea Nation USA, Lucy Lou's, 1748 Bakehouse, Anney Life Designs just to name a few! We are currently accepting vendor applications and you can apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mmYri5JCaClBSaeRI9fA0tPsTw7pHDmN3KXOraZOYdA/edit
The Bee a Kid Zone will by hosted by the Clay County Stingers, a 4-H club dedicated to young beekeepers. The Bee A Kid Zone features hands-on modules for children to learn about bee biology, how honey is produced and discover more about the environment around them. At other stations, kids can craft art and plant a seed.
The Honey Bee Educational Annex will host engaging, educational speakers with sessions that extend throughout the day. There will be sessions on Backyard Beekeeping, Planting for Pollinators and more! (Seating will be limited, please come prepared to sit next to a new friend or stand.)
This family-friendly festival is free to attend. Easy, onsite parking is available for just $5 per car at the Fairgrounds. We encourage fest-goers to keep it green by carpooling!
*This festival is hosted by us, Bee Friends Farm. At Bee Friends Farm we do our part daily when it comes to educating our community but we want to take that a step further by participating in National Honey Bee Day. Learn more about our hives and our honey by following us at on Facebook by searching Bee Friends Farm!*