Greenfield Bee Fest

Greenfield Bee Fest

Saturday, May 21, None Specified
Downtown Greenfield

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Greenfield Bee Fest 2022

Downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts

This year, Greenfield Bee Fest activities are smaller by design and/or are offered virtually in accordance with current Covid-related safety protocols. Stay safe, and enjoy!

Saturday May 21st Greenfield Bee Fest Activities

8:00 – 12:00 Greenfield Farmers Market – featuring honey and pollinator plants for sale.

9:00 – 12:00 Children’s activities – Second Congregational Church Lawn (Adults must remain with their children)

  • Dress as a bee, flower, or butterfly–or in yellow & black, make crowns & wands at Bee Fest!

  • Bee Crafty-Make Bee Wands, Bee Crowns, and paint Bee Rocks.

  • Bee Games–0ld-timey, classic children’s games with a bee theme

  • Find Queen Bee- Check out the live demo hive from Franklin Co Beekeepers.

  • Honeybee Tea Party, hosted by Kay Lyons and the Massachusetts Honey Ambassador, serving lemonade, blueberries, and honey graham crackers.

  • Pollinator Parade, led by our HUGE Queen Bee and the Expandable Brass Band, around the Common and Farmers’ Market – 11am

  • Bee Pinata–take a swing at breaking the pinata, and take home a “FreeBee” gift bag – 11:15am

  • Birthday Cake–Celebrate Lorenzo Langstroth 212th birthday – 11:30am

9:00 – 12:00 Bee Bazaar – We’ve assembled the most unique, fun, practical and outrageous bee gifts you’ve ever seen! This is the largest collection of everything-bee-and-honey in one place, all donated by businesses to support Greenfield Bee Fest. We’ll also have bee-themed baskets available and will be running silent auction that includes some rare finds!

9:00 – 12:00 FREE pollinator plants, while they last – courtesy of Pioneer Gardens, Deerfield

9:00 – 11:30 FREE Refreshments: Magpie honey pie pizza, popcorn, and green honey tea.

9:30 – 10:15 Bee Educated – side lawn of Second Congregational Church

  • Franklin County Beekeepers Association – Beekeeping 101, 9:30am

  • Kim Skrym, Massachusetts Chief Apiarist, 10am

10:00 – 2:00 BeeLines – art installation by Exploded View artists at Pushkin Gallery

10:15 – 12:30 Expandable Brass Band in yellow and black costumes – playing on the church lawn, leading the Pollinator Parade, and playing for the unveilings of the three new Bee sculptures.

11:50 Announce Bee Basket and Silent Auction winners

12:00 Unveiling of three new Bee sculptures

  • Movie Bee - Garden Theater

  • Book Bee, “Take Flight Through Reading”– Library

  • Quilting Bee - Federal Street side of Greenfield Savings Bank

6:00 – 7:30 BeeLines – art installation by Exploded View artists at Pushkin Gallery

8:00 Ali McGuirk with the Mary Jane Jones at Hawks & Reed

Download the FREE Bee Fest Promenade at Apple or Android, a GPS-guided tour created by Eggtooth Productions, that will take you to multiple bee-related sights and historical markers around Greenfield. Bring a pair of earphones for the best experience.

Check out the Pocket Park on the Bank Row side of the parking garage for more information about Rev. Langstroth, the Father of Modern Beekeeping.

Support the sponsors of our Lamppost Bees which you can see throughout Downtown Greenfield

Also Happening Around Town

It’s Bee Week at Innovintage Place, 76 Hope Street, Greenfield, MA, where we will be BEE-focused from Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22. Check us out at

Also check out the beautiful flowers and great collection of bee-themed items at Floral Affairs, 324 Deerfield Street, Greenfield, MA.

And thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) for featuring Greenfield Bee Fest on their annual calendar with Celtic Bee photograph by Susan Weeks as Honorable Mention!

Latest information available on the Greenfield Bee Fest website

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