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Bee Fest – 2022

Aug. 20 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free admission


Find out what all the buzz is about!

Bee Fest, the Belle Isle Nature Center’s annual celebration of the pollinators who call southeast Michigan home, is returning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Hosted on National Honey Bee Day, Bee Fest focuses on the important role bees play in our ecosystem and teaches guests how to care for these six-legged pollinators through fun activities and educational displays.

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


What can you expect at Bee Fest 2022?

  • Beekeeper talks
  • Biodiversity presentations from Oakland University
  • Pollinator-friendly arts and crafts
  • Beeswax candle making
  • Honey tastings
  • Bee-friendly gardening tips
  • Local vendors
  • And much more!


What’s new at Bee Fest 2022?

See the bees like never before! While celebrating Bee Fest at the Belle Isle Nature Center, explore Overlooked, an outdoor macrophotography exhibit by photographer Joseph Ferraro. This exhibit is comprised of portraits that magnify the fascinating and hidden lives of insects to larger-than-life proportions.

How does Bee Fest support the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) mission?

By attending Bee Fest at the Belle Isle Nature Center, you are supporting the pollinators who protect biodiversity and local ecosystems. Bee Fest encourages guests to protect the planet through bee-friendly activities, which aids the DZS in its mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife and Wild Places.