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Honey Bee Festival

Date: Aug 17, 2019
We're buzzing with excitement!! Bee Friends Farm is celebrating National Honey Bee Day with their second annual Honey Bee Festival!

Bee Friends Farm and the Jacksonville Fairgrounds is ready to make year two even bigger and better! Hang out with us on National Honey Bee day in the air-conditioned here at the 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! They are currently accepting vendor applications and you can apply here: http://bit.ly/HBF19VendorFB

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.)

Ask a Beekeeper! The Jacksonville Beekeepers Association, Clay County Beekeepers Association and more will be on-sight to discuss local beekeeping, backyard beekeeping and more,

This family-friendly festival is free to attend and again, is INDOORS with A/C! Easy on-site parking is available. We encourage fest-goers to keep it green by carpooling!

If you are interested in volunteer at the festival we would love to have the help! You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/HBF19Vol

This festival is hosted by local apiary, 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 Bee Friends Farm!

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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