The Buzz on Honeybees

Join us and learn about the importance of honeybees and how they underpin life.

Program at a Glance:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
LECTURES: At the Science Village Classroom

10: 30 a.m.
Bob Brennan, FTBG, Why I help honeybees… and what you can do to help them!

12:00 p.m.
John Alan David, Keez Beez, The Voice of the Hive

1:30 p.m.
Roger Blanco, Florida Department of Agriculture, Beekeeping in Miami-Dade County

3:00 p.m.
Al Salopek, Florida Backyard Beekeeping Association, How being a backyard beekeeper can help the honeybee, and how to get started.
L.E.A.F.: At the Learning Garden

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kids will learn all about this important pollinator through hands-on games and activities.
MOVIE SCREENING: At the Glasshouse Café

12:00 p.m.
Vanishing of the Bees – Narrated by Ellen Page


ALL DAY at the Edible Garden
Got Honey? Get your supplies of delicious honey and honeybees’ byproducts from local vendors. Discover unique honey flavors, and learn all about the world of beekeeping from the people working with honeybees.
Edible Garden Discovery cart: Information on honeybees and other pollinators, and their importance in food supplies.
Information Tables: All about honeybees, meet the speakers and local community organizations helping  bees in Miami-Dade County.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
LECTURES: At the Science Village Classroom

10: 30 a.m.
Al Salopek, Florida Backyard Beekeeping Association, How being a backyard beekeeper can help the honeybee, and how to get started.

12:00 p.m.
Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG, Pollinators and Tropical Fruits

1:30 p.m.
Georgia Tasker, FTBG, Plight of the Honeybee

3:00 p.m.
Roger Blanco, Florida Department of Agriculture, Beekeeping in Miami-Dade County
L.E.A.F.: At the Learning Garden

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kids will learn all about this important pollinator through hands-on games and activities.
MOVIE SCREENING : At the Glasshouse Café

12:00 p.m.
Vanishing of the Bees – Narrated by Ellen Page


ALL DAY at the Edible Garden
Got Honey? Get your supplies of delicious honey and honeybees’ byproducts from local vendors. Discover unique honey flavors, and learn all about the world of beekeeping from the people working with honeybees.
Edible Garden Discovery cart: Information on honeybees and other pollinators, and their importance in food supplies.
Information Tables: All about honeybees, meet the speakers and local community organizations helping  bees in Miami-Dade County.

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: The Buzz on Honeybees admission is included with Garden admission.  $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.