It's National Pollinator Week! June 20-26
Did you know bees are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we eat? Help celebrate and bring awareness to creatures essential to our food supply. Event includes family-friendly activities, interactive installations, tastings, guests and meet the bee keeper moments. See schedule below:
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2022, 8:00 AM – Jun 26, 2022, 4:00 PM
Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913, USA
About the Event
Pollinator Festival lasts the entire week. Here's what's happening with more events being added this week!
Monday, June 20 - Sunday, June 26
Interactive Pollinator Wing Installation. Open daily 8 am - 6 pm.
Beeeee the pollinators! Take selfies in the fields with assorted bird, butterfly and bee wings hand-painted by local maker Sage & Oak Creative. Learn about the importance of our beloved pollinators along the way. FREE. Open daily. No registration required.
Pollinator Coloring & Activity Sheets & Stickers. Available daily 8 am - 6 pm.
Pick up a pollinator activity sheet and pollinator sticker inside the farm store anytime from 8 am - 6pm. Free. Pick up both at the register. While supplies last.
Wednesday, June 22
Coffee, Honey & Bees… Yes, Please! 10 am - 1 pm
Bees play an important role when it comes to coffee acting as a pollination booster. Cider Hill Farm and our friends at Kaha Coffee Roasters are joining forces to honor our essential pollinators with free samples of locally roasted coffee and honey. FREE. No registration required.
Thursday, June 23
Meet the Wing Artist 10 am - 12 pm
Love the installation? Come say hi to Sydney from Sage & Oak Creative. She'll be on the farm to say hi and see her work installed in the fields. Sydney also teaches Modern Calligraphy classes on the farm.
Friday, June 24
Discovery Day - Pollinator Week! Build-a-Butterfly Bath. 9 am and 10:30 am sessions.
Register for this 50-minute hands-on class is led by educator, Janelle King. In this session, explorers will learn about the many pollinators that visit the farm and how the contribute. Explorers ages 3.5-8 yrs old will build a bee/butterfly bath for their home garden. $12 per child. Registration required. Limited space available.
Saturday, June 25
Teas, Bees & Butterflies. 9 - 11 am
Join us and our friends from NOBL Beverages for a FREE family-friendly day! Visit the children's pollinator activity tent to make n' create wearable bee n' butterfly masks. Adults enjoy free tastings of our fave NH made cold brew tea on tap. NOBL's signatures Hibiscus Lavender and Jasmine Rose are a must try!
Plant a Mini Pollinator Garden. 10 am - 12 pm
Without pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, flies and beetles, we will have less food to eat. Come create a small pot for your own yard to show our pollinators some LOVE to provide them the essential food supply they need! $4. Profits go to Essex County Beekeepers Association.
Roll Honeycomb Candles & Meet the Beekeepers. 10 am - 12 pm
Join Essex County Beekeepers Association (ECBA) to learn about beehives and roll a bee's wax candle to take home. Free. While supplies last.
Let us know you'll BEE participating! Some paid events require separate registration. See schedule for details.$0.00