Honey Bee Festival 2018

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Saturday, August 18th, 2018
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


Food Vendors:

  • The Honey Pot: Grilled Cheese and More
  • Just Cupcakes
  • Over the Moon Pizza

Merchandise Vendors:

  • Barbara Bloom Pottery
  • Bill Core (Studio 107 Jewelery)
  • Blue Heron Pottery
  • Ellie Beads
  • Paulette Benson Designs


  • Visit Norfolk
  • Butterfly Society of Virginia
  • Pollination Station with NBG and ODU
  • Candle Rolling, Face Painting, Coloring, lots of activities for the kids!
  • Bee Guild Plant Sale
  • Norfolk Master Gardeners
  • Butterfly Society of Virginia
  • Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Norfolk Botanical Garden