August 19, 2023

Honey Bee Day

Published: June 30, 2023
National Honey Bee Day Event in 2021 at Baseline

When: Saturday, August 19 | 11am – 1:30pm
Where: Checker Square – 16555 Shoshone Street, Broomfield, CO 80023 

We are buzzing with excitement over Honey Bee Day. There will be live music, food trucks, up-cycling crafts for kids, giveaways and more! 

We love bees —and all pollinators —at Baseline. As Colorado’s first pollinator district, we’re celebrating these tiny powerhouses, essential to our well-being and our planet’s health. 

Make a beeline to Checker Square.  The first 24 children on site will walk away with a special Baseline Bug Bag!  Not to fret, we have gift bags for all our kiddos, you will need one for all the crafts and giveaways!  If you ride your bike to the park, our friends from Smart Commute will be onsite to store it in our bike valet.  

From 11am-12pm, you can be mystified by our Juggling Bees and stay cool with help from our misting stilt walker.  Then at 12pm Jeff & Paige hit the stage to bring science and nature to life through kid-delighting music and stories. 

Throughout the day you can learn about bees and beekeeping as well as all pollinators from experts at Butterfly Pavilion. They will help explain the value of becoming a pollinator district, where thoughtful, sustainable community design increases and enhances habitat for pollinators.  Be sure to sign the pledge to be a Pollinator Safe Property to help do your part in the overall pollinator ecosystem.  

Peruse bee-friendly products, such as honey and beauty products from local vendors.  And help bring our Art Garden to life with the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities.  They will have other fun nature themed crafts for kids of all ages to enjoy.  

Get your gardening questions answered at the “Ask a Master Gardener” booth hosted by Broomfield’s CSU Extension.  Learn all about composting from Denver Urban Gardens. Sign up to be a Citizen Scientist and learn how you can help actual scientists grow and preserve our pollinator friends.  Visit with the representative from Denver Premium Outlets to hear all about the sustainability initiatives and activities they are featuring this year! 

With so much to see and do, you are sure to work up an appetite. Pick up lunch from Denver Street Tacos, Denver’s newest and most creative take on the traditional street taco.  Wrap your day and cool off with a scoop from the MooMobile.