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Meet A Beekeeper On Governors Island

June 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm UTC+0


Have you ever seen the magic that goes on inside a beehive?  Immerse yourself in this rare opportunity to learn the secrets and wonders of bees. Meet the gentle worker bees making honey, see firsthand that bees are gentler than you may have imagined, and if you’re lucky, say hello to the Queen Bee! Led by a Bee Conservancy’s staff beekeeper, this hive dive will give an up close and personal view of colony life in TBC’s Bee Sanctuary at Governors Island. It will also highlight the bee world beyond honey bees, who only make up 8 of the world’s 20,000 bee species! Learn about cavity nesters, ground nesters, and conservation steps you can take to help all bees and their habitats.

You will leave the experience with a deeper appreciation for the tireless and impactful work of bees, which pollinate 1 in 3 bites of food we eat and 80% of the world’s flowering plants.  

More about this event

  • Our Meet a Beekeeper events take place every second Saturday of the month during the open season on Governors Island, May – October.
  • This is a free outdoor event. Please wear comfortable attire and shoes, and bring items you may need for this environment, such as a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. 

Getting To Governors Island

Here are a few quick reminders about getting to Governors Island and what to expect at the event. 

For details on how to get to Governors Island and ferry schedules CLICK HERE.

The Bee Conservancy’s Bee Sanctuary is located on an outdoor urban farm. Please dress accordingly; hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and refillable water bottles are highly recommended. 

  • The Urban Farm is open from 12-4 p.m., this weekend and every weekend through Oct 29th.
  • Any giveaways taking place are based on a first-come, first-serve basis .
  • There is no wifi nor charging outlets at our outdoor sanctuary. 
  • The walk from the Manhattan Ferry Landing to TBC is about 10-15 minutes. The Brooklyn Ferry docks about a 5 minute walk away. There are public restrooms, water fountains and restaurants on the way and around the Island. 
  • Check out our map on the eventbrite page 

The Urban Farm at Governors Island

778 Enright Rd
New York, NY, New York 10004
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June 10, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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