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Meet A Beekeeper @ Prospect Park Zoo

September 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm


Say hello to The Bee Conservancy’s staff beekeepers at Prospect Park Zoo!

Have you ever seen the magic that goes on inside a beehive? Hear about it all firsthand from a beekeeper and learn how they safely work with their hives, what tools they use, how to identify different kinds of bees, and why these precious pollinators are vital for the environment.

Meet A Beekeeper will start at 12pm by the zoo’s hives on Discovery Trail, across from the Dingos.

For more information about getting to the zoo and tickets, please see Prospect Park Zoo, Know Before You Go.

More about this event:

  • The zoo operates rain or shine! However if rain, severe heat, or air quality become an issue in opening the hives and disrupting the bees or our staff, TBC will make an announcement of cancellation closer to date, with 48-24 hours notice.
  • The Bee Conservancy’s Bee Sanctuary is located outdoors, within the zoo and zoo entry fee is required.
  • Please dress accordingly; hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and refillable water bottles are highly recommended. 

About The Hosts

The Bee Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting bees, safeguarding the environment, and securing food justice through community-based education, research, habitat creation, and advocacy. TBC currently runs eight Bee Sanctuaries across New York City. The Bee Conservancy’s Hive Dive will be led by our staff beekeepers who maintain the zoo’s honey bee hives.
This event is hosted by Prospect Park Zoo, a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society, these parks inspire the next generation of conservationists while making the future a little safer for wildlife and wild places around the world.


Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11225 United States
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September 23, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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