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May 18 @ 12:00 pm 3:30 pm UTC+0

An ad promoting World Bee Day 2024 with The Bee Consrvancy. Features two photos: Green Metallic Sweat Bee and a Mining Bee.

The Bee Conservancy invites you to our 3rd annual World Bee Day festival — a FREE family-friendly day that celebrates the 20,000+ bee species that pollinate 80% of the world’s flowering plants!  

Join us to discover the fascinating world of ground- and cavity-nesting bees, learn how to build sustainable pollinator habitats, and everyday actions you can take to save the bees.  

Hosted at our flagship Bee Sanctuary site on Governors Island, we offer fun, educational programming including a look inside a honey bee hive, a Birds and Bees guided walk with NYC Audubon, native bee chats, honey tastings, and more!  Activities for kids will include storytime readings of our new comic book “Bee a Buddy,” nature crafts, and a scavenger hunt. Our Urban Farm neighbors GrowNYC will offer bee crafts and Earth Matter will host a Seed Ball Making Station.  

Enjoy complimentary gift bags and goodies from our sponsor, Zarbee’s, on a first-come, first serve basis.

Event Partners 

Earth Matter

Earth Matter NY seeks to reduce the organic waste misdirected into the garbage stream by encouraging neighbor participation and leadership in composting.


GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit with a mission to empower all New Yorkers with equitable access to fresh, locally grown food and neighborhood green spaces, reduce waste, and care for the environment. 

NYC Audubon

New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that works for the protection of wild birds and habitat in the five boroughs, improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Getting To Governors Island

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


FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY ZONE: When you enter the event area, photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction. If you do not want to be photographed please let the The Bee Conservancy Staff know.

LIVE BEE ZONE: There are live honey bees and wild species in this natural park space, so please enter at your own discretion. Stings are unlikely unless an insect feels threatened. If an insect comes near you, stay calm and do not swat.

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


Governors Island

The Urban Farm on Governors Island
New York, NY 10004 United States
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May 18
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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