The National Honey Board (NHB) is excited to announce that the Honey Bee-stro has returned to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival for the 2019 season! Voted a guest favorite, the Bee-stro returns to continue telling the sweet story of honey bees, the plants they pollinate, the food they produce, and the delicious honey they make.
The return of the Honey Bee-stro comes with a larger footprint throughout the event, including more tables in the Bee-stro area for visitors to partake in the delicious food and beverage offerings, and a coveted spot on Spike the Bee’s “Pollen-Nation Exploration” Map. The NHB is excited about the extra crowds this fun scavenger hunt will bring into the Bee-stro, allowing the bee-utiful story of honey to be seen by even more festival goers.
While last year’s Honey Bee-stro focused primarily on honey’s journey from blossom to bottle, this year the NHB is sharing a brief look at the story of honey but also exploring the vital role of honey bees in our eco and food systems and giving visitors tips on what they can do at home to help the honey bees in their area.
With three menu items landing in the Top 10 dishes at the 2018 festival, the Honey Bee-stro is returning with its popular food and beverage options, tweaked slightly to include more ingredients that benefit from honey bee pollination, such as Coriander Flowers in the Roasted Cauliflower, Micro Citrus Greens on the Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread, and Petite Lavender Shoots on the Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake. The popular Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze is also returning with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to enjoy.
The story of honey bees and all they produce is truly a magical one and we can’t think of a better partner than Disney to bring it to life. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival runs March 6th through May 3rd. If you’re in the Orlando area, we’d love for you to buzz on into the Honey Bee-stro and share your experience with us!
Can't make it to the festival? We've got the recipes below so you can try these dishes at home!