Did you know that without bees 35% of our food supply and up to 80% of all flowering plants? Bees and other pollinators are immensely important to the health of our planet. Reverend Lorenzo L. Langstroth understood the importance of bees and is considered the father of modern beekeeping. Langstroth was also the former pastor at the Second Congregational Church of Greenfield right here in Western Massachusetts. In 2010 the Second Congregational Church launched Bee Fest to honor the work of Reverend Langstroth, while offering fun and learning to all ages about the essential role of the honeybee in sustaining our environment.
This year marks the 12th Annual Greenfield Bee Fest with events throughout the day on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in Downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. The events kick off at 8 am at the Greenfield Farmers’ Market with honey and pollinator plants for sale. Then from 9 am to noon, head to the Second Congregational Church Lawn for bee-themed crafts, games, a Honeybee Tea Party, Pollinator Parade, bee education, and even a celebration of Lorenzo Langstroth’s 112th birthday!
Also at 9 am, shop for all things bee-themed at the Bee Bazaar. The Bee Bazaar is the largest collection of unique, fun, practical, bee gifts. Everything has been donated by local businesses to support Greenfield Bee Fest.
Enjoy live music during the day with the Expandable Brass Band who will play on the church lawn, lead the Pollinator Parade, and play for the unveiling of three new bee sculptures. Then in the evening, check out Ali McGuirk with the Mary Jane Jones performing at Hawks and Reed at 8 pm.
Visit Greenfieldbeefest.org to learn more about the history of Greenfield Bee Fest and to find more information on the events.
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