Celebrating 50 Years of Magic at the EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival

Posted by National Honey Board on March 11, 2022

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The time has come – the National Honey Board (NHB) is excited to celebrate 50 years of magic by returning to the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival! What started in 2018 as a magical partnership has grown into an annual event that provides a platform for honey to really create a buzz.

Regularly voted a guest favorite, the Honey Bee-stro returns to continue making the connection between how eating honey supports the beekeepers who care for healthy bees and thus the world's food supply. At a time when pollinators are at the forefront of not only the media but also in the public’s minds, this partnership feels like a perfect fit and we are so excited to see honey’s beautiful story brought to life in a way only Disney can do.

In addition to the educational element, the highly-anticipated return of the Honey Bee-stro brings back guest favorite Spike the Bee, along with exclusive menu items, featuring a slate of honey recipes, honey beer, and honey cocktails.

Featured Food:

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon and House-made Whipped Honey Butter (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables and Goat Cheese
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses

Photo Credit: Walt Disney World®

Featured Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
  • B.Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead, Ferndale, MI
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL (glass/bottle)
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka

The story of honey, beekeepers, honey bees and their role in feeding our planet is truly a magical one and we can’t think of a better partner than Disney to bring it to life. The Honey Bee-stro will be bringing you tasty honey eats and sips from March 2nd through July 4th. 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 on social media: @NationalHoneyBoard on Facebook and Instagram and @NationalHoney on Twitter!