National Honey Bee Day 
    A day for honey bees...
                                          ...a program for the entire year


If you have contacted any of these groups and found no program avaiable or information in error, please contact us so we can update, change, or delete information as needed. Thank you!


2017 Participants in

National Honey Bee Day

                  AUGUST 19, 2017 

            National Honey Bee Day

*If Your Bee Group is having a NHBD

 program on Aug 19th, please let us know so we can add your association to the list of participants. Thank you! We are happy to list all NHBD activities.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Honey Bee Day program is based on

education and promotion of the beekeeping industry. We realize that

the public expects to have honey and other items available for purchase

at such events. Selling honey or signing up new beekeepers to the

association is expected. Having a few fliers at the end of the market

booth where you normally sell honey does not constitute a "program".

We will NOT list individual or company events that are solely based on

profiting from the National Honey Bee Day event.

For listing on this page, two requirements must be met:

1) A program must be tailored to educate, promote,  and

advance beekeeping to the public. 2) The event must be

FREE to attend, unless extenuating circumstances dictate o


Members of the Omaha Bee Club in Nebraska holding their first National Honey Bee Day program in 2011

Please Note: Not all groups have confirmed participation for 2017. Please contact your local beekeeping group or those listed below to find out the local activities for NHBD.


Jefferson County Beekeepers Association - 10


*Lookout Mountain Honey Bees

     Event - Attalla City Park. 9am. to 4pm.

     Contact David Kelton 256-523-4767

     Email -

*Etowah County Beekeepers Association

For additional details contact David Dupre





Lady Beekeepers of Arkansas - 10


CALIFORNIA: of Los Angelas - 11


Honey Tasting Recipe Contest at West End Tavern, 

August 20th., from 4-7pm

Location: 21356 Devonshire St. Chatsworth Ca.

Details at


Connecticut Beekeepers Association

Contact: Richard J. Moore


** Brevard Backyard Beekeepers Club - 16

"Art of Honey" hosted at the Roque Pub,

3076 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, Fl. 32806

Contact Tracey Cehovin for details at

Alachua County Beekeepers Club

- 09

      Event held at SE Livestock Pavillion in

      Ocala Fl. Featuring 2012 American Honey Queen

      Alyssa Fine. Check out website for details.

North Central Florida Beekeepers Assoc. - 12


    Event at Native Nurseries from 10am to 2pm.

    1661 Centerville Rd. Tallahassee, Fl. 32308

    Beginner beekeeper discussion at 10am.


 Orange Blossom Beekeeper's Assoc. - 09

             (Orange & Seminole Counties)

Beekeepers of Putnam County - 10

Suncoast Beekeepers Association - 09

Beekeeping Association of Southwest Florida - 11

Gainesville Area Bee Club - 12 
       Event held at Alachua County Ext. Office.   
       10:00am to 4:00pm
       2800 N.E. 39th. Ave. Gainesville, Fl. 32609
       Additional Info - Call Cindy



  Jimmy Carter National Historical Site - 13

     Aug 20nd., 11-2pm. at the Boyhood farm

     located in Archery Georgia.

     Contact Steve Theus at 229-824-4101

     or visit or

     *There is no charge for this event.




   Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club - Various Activities planned

   Get all the details at:


Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - 15

300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL. 60624

Info at:

Hive inspection, Honey tasting, and educational program.




Busy Bee Apiary - 09




Big South Fork Beekeepers. - 09  Info -

Event at Green River Farmer's market - 09  Info -











 Follow the Honey - 1132 Massachusetts Ave., (Harvard Square) Cambridge, MA

Bee related programs scheduled throughout the day.

Contact Mary Canning  617-945-7356


Harmony's Honey - 09

Richardson Nature Center - Bloomington, MN. - 12

Event scheduled from 1-2:30 pm at the Nature center.



Omaha Bee Club - 11



Moonlight Meadery - 15

August 15, from 11am. to 7pm.

Honey tasting, educational programs.






Duplin County Beekeepers Association - 15

Duplin County Events Center, 135 Fairgrounds Drive in Kenansville, NC 28349

From 8:00am. to 1:00pm., Saturday August 22nd.

Public educational programs. Information call: 910-296-2143

**Guilford County Beekeepers Association - 15

Extension Demonstration Garden - 3309 Burlington Rd in

Greensboro.   Tine: 9-1pm.  (Aug 20th)

Full array of family fun activities. Displays, scavenger hunt kids activities.

Contact Donna Wallace for additional details at

Beekeepers of the Neuse - 15

Aug 22., in Goldsboro N.C., at Old Waynesborough Park

from 9-3. Email Beverly at

Learn from beekeepers about honey bees, beekeeping, and becoming bee friendly.



Kokosing Valley Beekeepers Association - 09

Stark County Beekeepers Association

- 09

Summit County Beekeepers Association - 09

Tri-County Beekeepers Assoc. Inc (Wooster, OH.) - 09



Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association &

Oregon Master Beekeeper Program:

August 14-17, 2014 at Klamath County Fair, Blue Building Klamath Falls

Contact: Katharina Davitt  541-850-0304



** PSU - Hershey Community Gardens - 15

10am. to 3:00pm.

Honey tasting, bee displays, kids activities, garden tours, etc.

Accessed from Bull Rd. entrance. Look for the activities tent.

Lancaster County Beekeepers Society


Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association - 09

 Pool Wildlife Santuary. Emmaus, Pa.

   11:00 - 4:00pm.


** Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association - 09

Aug 20th., National Honey Bee Day events will be posted at:  2016 includes an "Evening Among Friends" program with cookout and apiary tour. RSVP only.







Pineywoods Beekeepers Association

- 10

University of North Texas - UNT Sustainability - 15

Contact Monica Scott-Taliaferro 940-565-2988



Upper Valley Bee Club (West Fairlee) - 10



Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association - 10

Halifax Beekeepers Association - 10

Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah - 10

* FREE educational series on Beekeeping.

Presented by

Please see their website for details and additional info.



21 Acres - 09

Lewis County Beekeepers Association - 09

Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association - 10

Snoqualmie Valley Beekeepers' Association - 13

Moon Valley Apiaries at Pike Place Market in Seattle  will host bee program.

 Call Heather Sampson for additional details - 877-652-1819 



Barbour County Beekeepers Assoc. - 11

   (Event at Adaland Mansion, Philippi, WV.

    Call Joyce for additional info - 304-457-2177) 



Dane County Beekeepers Association - 10

     (For info Jeanne Hanson at


Two Rivers, WI., "Harp and Honey Festival - 10

(For info contact Tammy Schinker at 920-794-1482 or

09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 - Year first participated with continuous participation.


(*) - First year participant (2017) 

Participating groups:

Please let us know if you are going to

participate in 2017. We remove dead-old links and groups that do not update their listing annually.  Thank you. 

A first year beekeeper spending time with potential beekeepers at a NHBD event in Virginia. Looks like future "President " material.