ICT Bee Fest
Grassland Groupies is excited to announce Wichita’s first annual ICT Bee Fest!
Celebrate the pollinators and plants of Kansas’s first Bee City with us at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum! Collect Kansas wildflower seeds, build a bee hotel, and learn how to start a native garden to help protect these important insects in your own backyard, school, or work. Local growers and vendors will be selling native plants to help you bring a piece of the prairie home.
FREE come-and-go event perfect for pollinator lovers of all ages.
Mid-America All-Indian Museum
If able, please park in the Exploration Place parking lot and walk across the bridge to enter the Indian Museum.
Bee Fest Activities
- Create a take-home bee hotel (while supplies last)
- Bumblebee petting zoo
- Native plant vendors
- Monarch tagging
- Insect netting
- Native garden tours
- Native gardening informational booths
Bumblebee Petting Zoo
Meet a hive of bumblebees up close and even pet their fuzzy bumblebutts!
Explore the grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center and catch insects with the help of experienced bug nerds.
Hidden River Prairie Nursery – butterfly milkweed, blanket flower, wooly golden aster, side-oats grama, wild blue indigo, maximillian sunflower, black-eyed susan, gray-headed coneflower, and more
Wichita Wildflowers – goldenrod, sunflower, and more
More coming soon…
If you are interested in becoming a vendor please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org We are highly selective of our vendors and priority will be given to native plant vendors.
Learn more about the Bee City Wichita initiative:
In February of 2023 Wichita became the first Bee City USA affiliate in the state of Kansas. This is our dedication to making a more pollinator-friendly city.