Bee Weeks

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Greenfield Bee Week, June 3 – June 18, 2016!

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Event Schedule

Friday, June 3:

Greenfield Bee Week Poster 2016Honey tasting and Wi-fi Best Practices Info Table at Green Fields Market. Come sample some delicious Greenfield-made honey from 5 – 8 pm and get a free assessment of your smart phone, tablet, etc. along with best practices for reducing your exposure to electromagnetic radiation at home and on the go for personal and bee health from 5 – 6:30.

And then . . . head over to 2nd Congregational Church on the Town Common for Bee Man, a solo show by beekeeper Marc Hoffman where he portrays Reverend Lorenzo Langstroth. Co-presented by the 2nd Congregational Church and Franklin County Beekeepers Association at 2nd Congregational Church, Greenfield, 7 pm. Tix: $5

Plus it’s a Bee Themed “Gotta Bee Downtown” First Friday hosted by the Greenfield Business Association. Click here for more.

Saturday, June 4: 2nd Congregational Church Bee Fest, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Download the Poster!

Thurs., June 9: Spelling Bee at 2nd Congregational Church, 6:30 pm, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library. Download the Flyer for registration info!

Saturday., June 18: Beekeeping Workshop at Just Roots, 11 am. Click here for more info.

Want to participate? Plant bee-friendly flowers? Build a native bee nest? Info will be available at all events. Be sure to send us a photo of your bee-friendly deeds so we can use it to inspire others: info”at”

Click here for a list of resources from the Xerces Society

For Massachusetts resources, check out

Until June 25, Free Screening of documentary “Mobilize”. Go to

If you are interested in bringing a Bee Week to your community in 2016 – 17, here are some links:

Bee Week Basics

Bee Week USA

“To Bee or Not to Bee” Performance

Bee Friendly Towns

We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us: info”at”


About Bee Weeks

In 2014, Piti Theatre launched a new initiative based on the successful touring of our To Bee or Not to Bee performance. Bee Weeks use the arts to leverage community and school based activities that move towns toward sustainability and create new partnerships between environmental stewards. Bee Weeks also set the stage for communities to become Bee Friendly Towns which are are a set of benchmarks that measure how hospitable any given community is (and can become) towards its’ smallest, and busiest, employees.

2014 Springfield Republican Feature

Read About Amherst, MA Efforts to Become the First Bee Friendly Town in the U.S.!

Support Bee Weeks by buying 3 mp3′s from “To Bee” for $3 – $5

What happened in 2015



Amherst: All Things Local, Amherst Sustainability Festival, Amherst Books, Grow Food Amherst, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Jones Library, UMASS. Northampton: Grow Food Northampton, Tuesday Market, Forbes Library Hilltowns: Sanderson Academy, Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, The Benson Place. Greenfield: Greening Greenfield, Greenfield Public Library, 2nd Congregational Church, Just Roots. Springfield: Springfield Museums, Springfield Libraries, Gardening the Community. General: Tom Sullivan (Pollinators Welcome)

Thank You 2014 – 16 Bee Week Sponsors!




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Better World Auto Club

Hampshire Colon Hydrotherapy

There’s a new organic landscaper & stoneworker in town!
Bob Grignaffini of Grignaffini Earthscape is offering 50 dollars off design and consulting work for Pioneer Valley residents between now and September 1st. Grignaffini Earthscape will also donate 10% of any new Pioneer Valley customer’s payment to Piti Theatre Co.. Just mention “Bee Week” when you call . . .

Generous “seed” funding has been received from:

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The Garden Hill Fund

The Puffin Foundation

Mass Cultural Council STARS program

Amherst Cultural Council*

Learn more and bring a bee week to your town!


*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.