Buzz Over to Bee Fest at the Belle Isle Nature Center!

Annual free event returns to raise awareness about critical importance of bees and our ecosystem

August 4, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

WHAT:            The Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting Bee Fest, a free, family-friendly day featuring a series of educational and interactive activities focused on bees and their significance in our environment. Participants will learn how to care for pollinators who call southeast Michigan home through fun, engaging activities and educational displays, such as:

  • Bee-friendly gardening tips­
  • Beekeeper talks
  • Beeswax candle making
  • Biodiversity presentations
  • Honey tastings
  • Pollinator-friendly arts and crafts

Also featured at Bee Fest is Overlooked, an outdoor macrophotography exhibit by photographer Joseph Ferraro. This exhibit is comprised of portraits that magnify the fascinating and hidden lives of insects to larger-than-life proportions.

Bee Fest is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


WHEN:            Saturday, Aug. 19

                          11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


WHERE:           Belle Isle Nature Center

                                176 Lakeside Dr.

                                Detroit, MI 48207


WHO:              Belle Isle Nature Center animal care and education staff

                        Nature Centers Director Amy Greene will be on-site and available for interviews.


ABOUT:           The Belle Isle Nature Center sits on a 5-acre site on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call (313) 852-4056 or visit