PROGRAMS + EVENTS

Discover how these vital pollinators impact the world — and what you can do to help save the bees.

Join Us for Events on Bees, Gardening, Food Justice, Sustainability, and More!

The Bee Conservancy hosts a range of free online and in-person community events to educate, engage, and inspire environmental stewardship. Our tours, lectures, and kid-focused fun are here to serve and build community through the celebration of our favorite pollinators: bees!

From film screenings and live honey bee “hive dives,” to nature walks, community science tours, expert panels, and arts and crafts, we’ve got a something for anyone interested in learning more about the keystone species that pollinates one in three bites of food we eat and 80% of the world’s flowering plants.

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May

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!

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June

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

Urban Farm Tour

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Dis­cov­er a world of bees, com­post, and organ­ic gar­den­ing right in New York City! Join The Bee Conservancy, Earth Matter NY, and GrowNYC for a tour of the Urban Farm on Gov­er­nors Island, and learn about each orga­ni­za­tion’s work. 

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June

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!

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June

Ad promoting the Bee A Volunteer on Governors Island. Depicts someone in the act of volunteering.

Bee a Volunteer

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Join TBC’s Volunteer Hour for some fun in the sun and learn about native plants at our Bee Sanctuary on the Governors Island Urban Farm. TBC’s Director of Horticulture will lead the group through a walk and talk to learn about our native plant beds and the pollinators they support. Then, participants will engage in hands-on gardening activities.

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June

Promo image advertising a walk on Governors Island. Shows a bee hovering near a flower.

Pollinator Walk

Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators—and contribute to scientific research in the process!

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July

Ad promoting the Bee A Volunteer on Governors Island. Depicts someone in the act of volunteering.

Bee a Volunteer

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Join TBC’s Volunteer Hour for some fun in the sun and learn about native plants at our Bee Sanctuary on the Governors Island Urban Farm. TBC’s Director of Horticulture will lead the group through a walk and talk to learn about our native plant beds and the pollinators they support. Then, participants will engage in hands-on gardening activities.

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July

Promo image advertising a walk on Governors Island. Shows a bee hovering near a flower.

Pollinator Walk

Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators—and contribute to scientific research in the process!

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July

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!

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August

Ad promoting the Bee A Volunteer on Governors Island. Depicts someone in the act of volunteering.

Bee a Volunteer

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Join TBC’s Volunteer Hour for some fun in the sun and learn about native plants at our Bee Sanctuary on the Governors Island Urban Farm. TBC’s Director of Horticulture will lead the group through a walk and talk to learn about our native plant beds and the pollinators they support. Then, participants will engage in hands-on gardening activities.

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August

Promo image advertising a walk on Governors Island. Shows a bee hovering near a flower.

Pollinator Walk

Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators—and contribute to scientific research in the process!

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August

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!

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Sept.

Ad promoting the Bee A Volunteer on Governors Island. Depicts someone in the act of volunteering.

Bee a Volunteer

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Join TBC’s Volunteer Hour for some fun in the sun and learn about native plants at our Bee Sanctuary on the Governors Island Urban Farm. TBC’s Director of Horticulture will lead the group through a walk and talk to learn about our native plant beds and the pollinators they support. Then, participants will engage in hands-on gardening activities.

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Sept.

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!

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Sept.

Promo image advertising a walk on Governors Island. Shows a bee hovering near a flower.

Pollinator Walk

Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators—and contribute to scientific research in the process!

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October

Ad promoting the Bee A Volunteer on Governors Island. Depicts someone in the act of volunteering.

Bee a Volunteer

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

Join TBC’s Volunteer Hour for some fun in the sun and learn about native plants at our Bee Sanctuary on the Governors Island Urban Farm. TBC’s Director of Horticulture will lead the group through a walk and talk to learn about our native plant beds and the pollinators they support. Then, participants will engage in hands-on gardening activities.

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October

Promo image advertising a walk on Governors Island. Shows a bee hovering near a flower.

Pollinator Walk

Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators—and contribute to scientific research in the process!

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October

Promo image advertising a Meet a Beekeeper event. Shows a beekeeper showing off honey bees.

Meet a Beekeeper

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Governors Island
Category: Educational, In PersonKid-Friendly

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!