Honey Bee Festival 2017

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Saturday, August 19th, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
VA honey bee festival logo

Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and Norfolk Botanical Garden again this year for a fun filled day with bee products, activities, vendors and great information. Learn how to raise bees and purchase “bee” plants to create a bee friendly yard. Taste honey samples, look inside a bee hive and participate in great activities for the entire family! Kids that come dressed as a bee get a free honey stick! Little bees are encouraged to follow our queen bee for our “Waggle Dance” at 11am and 1pm. Special activities also in the Children’s Garden. This event is FREE with Garden admission.
honey bee

Merchandise Vendors:

  • Barbara Bloom Pottery
  • Blue Heron Pottery
  • Ellie Beads
  • Hampton Apiary (beekeeping supplies
  • Little Street Pottery
  • Paulette Benson Creations
  • Studio 107 Jewelry

Food Vendors:

  • The Honey Pot: Grilled Cheese and More
  • Seoul 757
  • Captain Crabby
  • Just Cupcakes
  • Over the Moon Pizza


  • Bee Guild Plant Sale
  • Oberweis Dairy
  • Dominion Energy Green Power
  • Recycling Perks
  • Buy Fresh/Buy Local
  • Visit Norfolk
  • Tuition Monster
  • Norfolk Master Gardeners
  • 4-H of Virginia
  • Waggle Dance with Barb McKeever 11 am & 1 pm
  • Butterfly Society of Virginia
  • Pollination Station with NBG and ODU
  • Candle Rolling, Face Painting, Coloring, lots of activities for the kids!




Norfolk Botanical Garden