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Meet A Beekeeper On Governors Island

June 10 @ 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

For detailed information about the ferry schedule and how to get to Governors Island CLICK HERE

The Bee Conservancy Sanctuary is located on the Urban Farm of Governors Island, which is open to the public from 12-4pm Saturdays & Sundays. Check out the map for how to get there and look for a Bee Conservancy sign!

The Urban Farm at Governors Island

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