2023 National Honey Bee Day

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2023 National Honey Bee Day

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with Brevard Backyard Beekeepers! This event is FREE to the public.

By Brevard Backyard Beekeepers, Inc.

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, August 19 · 9am - 2pm EDT


UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Facility 3695 Lake Dr. Cocoa, FL 32926

About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with Brevard Backyard Beekeepers!  The event is FREE to the public and is aimed to educate people of all ages about honey bees and their critical role in global environmental health, and food security.

Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, food, music and a variety of activities from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County complex at 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa, Florida. 

  • Lectures from UF Researchers, UF/IFAS extension agents, citizen-scientists and honey bee enthusiasts will be ongoing throughout the day and generally begin at 9:30am in the air conditioned lecture hall.
  • Elementary spelling bee (grades 1-5) and middle school spelling bee (grades 6-8) at 10am in the classroom with cool prizes.  There will be a special children's program presentation (appropriate for ages 3-12) in the classroom at 11:15am with make and take activities that promote the health and welfare of our most important pollinator.  Child friendly Honey Bee games, activities, education and face painting throughout the day under the tent canopies in shaded areas.
  • Stop by the many local honey sales canopies to taste and purchase local raw honey, hive products and local crafts.  Ask a Beekeeper, see a self-contained live bee hive in action and stick around for a live honey extraction and receive a free sample of honey to take home.

Help us support the world's most important pollinator by educating yourself on how you can help save the bees!

         It’s all about Research, Education and Citizen Scientists like you!




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, there is no Fee to enter, nor any ID or minimum age requirements to attend our event.  By clicking registration, you are simply helping us make our event a success.  Everyone is welcome and the facility is wheelchair/handicap accessible.

 Can I update my registration information?

You may update your registration information at any time, just keep in mind that all are welcome to attend and no registration is NECESSARY for entrance.  We appreciate registration as it helps us plan our event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is on-site at the UF/IFAS Agriculture Center.  We recommend patience and good walking shoes in case you are parked further from the building.


What can I bring into the event?

We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and water as part of the event is outside.  It is August in Florida!  There will be opportunities to buy food, drinks and crafts from our vendors.  Many of our vendors accept cash or Visa/Mastercard for sale items, some items are below $5.00.  Children's face painting is available as well as honey.  There will also be a bake sale inside the facility near the lecture hall, so bring some change. There will be a "Honey Taste-off" inside the main foyer, come and help our club members decide just who has the best honey!!!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please see our website at www.brevardbackyardbeekeepers.org for updates

Contact us at brevard.backyard.bees@gmail.com


About the organizer

Brevard Backyard Beekeepers Inc. is a non-profit organization for all current and aspiring beekeepers in the Brevard County area promoting the preservation of the honey bee!  We meet every first Thursday of the month at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County facility at 6:15pm.  You don't have to be a club member to attend and all are welcome. 

                             More about us can be found at www.brevardbackyardbeekeepers.org.