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Bee Fest

Aug. 19 | 11 a.m. – 4 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Hosted on National 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.

Bee Fest is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

What can you expect at Bee Fest?

  • 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!

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 creating meaningful connections between people, animals and the natural world so all can thrive.