Buzzfest Bee Celebration
Every August we host a Buzzfest Celebration providing an opportunity for visitors to harvest honey with the Essex County Beekeepers and participate in bee related activities with Rutgers 4h, Native Plant Society of NJ and environmental center volunteers.
Participants get to uncap the frames with a heated knife or fork, pour the honey into jars, take a honey taste test, make native pollinator seed balls, bamboo bundle bee shelters, look at bee and insect parts with a microscope, use bug eyes to experience bug vision, try on a bee suit, build-a-bee craft, roll a beeswax candle, read all about bees and more. Fun bee themed prizes were provided when participants had their agenda booklet stamped at four or more activity stations.
Try on a Bee Suit
Bee hive craft
Honey Bee Craft
Bee Craft with 4H
Frame and Foundation
Buzzfest Seed Balls
Honey Taste Test
Freshly Harvested Honey
Honey Bee Hive
Natural Bee Shelters
Bamboo Pollinator Bee Shelter
Bee Kite Craft
Build a Bee
Insect and Bee Examination
Bee Reading Zone
Roll a Beeswax Candle
Buzzfest Native Wildflower Seeds
Jan Zientek – Essex County Agricultural Agent & Expert Beekeeper
Honey Bee Hives at Essex County Environmental Center
Scope on Honey Bee Hives
Uncapping the Honey Comb on Frame
Bottling the Honey
Buzz into Action at Buzzfest
Beekeeper Cutout, NatureIntoAction
Native Pollinator Plants on Display
Buzzfest Agenda – collect stamps and win a prize
Wear a WeeBeeSuit
Buzzfest sign board
Native Wildflower Seeds for Buzzfest
Article in the local paper
David Alexander is author of the Buzz Into Action & Hop Into Action Science Curricula. He specializes in making nature accessible to people and wildlife. You can follow him at www.natureintoaction.com
What a nice idea! I love this educational event! Compliments!!!
Thanks. It was great fun, especially watching the kids uncap the honey and bottle it into jars with very little help.
We The Honey Ladies definitely approve of this fest! Looks like a lot of fun!
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