Saturday, May 27, 2023
Bee Day in the Garden to Be Held Saturday, June 24


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With temperatures warming up, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden welcomed the bees back to the newly designed Honeybee Observation Hive on Wednesday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m.

This year, Keep Tyler Beautiful collaborated with Daniel Lennon of Flint Farm & Apiary to design a new observation hive. Students from Brownsboro FFA built the hive and will assist with its installation and maintenance throughout the year. This renovated hive should allow the honey bees to stay in the Rose Garden year-round.

The original observation hive and shelter were built in collaboration with the East Texas Beekeepers Association, C.N.C Honey Farm and volunteers from Boy Scouts of America in August 2020

The City of Tyler is designated a Bee City USA under the Keep Tyler Beautiful program. The mission as an affiliate is to educate and raise awareness in the community on the importance of all pollinator species, including Honeybees.

Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Bee Committee have the following upcoming pollinator events:

  • Bee Committee Meeting – Tuesday, May 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive. The meeting is open to bee enthusiasts of all ages.
  • National Pollinator Week – June 19 through June 25. Follow Tyler Parks and Rec on Facebook for more information.
  • Bee Day in the Garden – Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tyler Rose Garden. Vendors, music, workshops and activities for all ages.

For more information on the observation hive, Bee City USA and Keep Tyler Beautiful program please contact Erin Garner, Community Coordinator at or (903) 531-1335.