Fire Station One Beehive Build

Last updated on March 17, 2021

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill, Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale and Black Bee Honey Students Build a Beehive on Station One 

On Thursday, March 18, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, Fire Chief, Benjamin M. Barksdale Jr. and Black Bee Honey student entrepreneurs to build a beehive at Orlando Fire Station One and announce a new honey product to the Black Bee Honey collection. 

After the beehive build, the honey collected from this hive will be used for a new Black Bee Honey product, Flaming Hot Honey, a sweet treat infused with heat from hot peppers. The new product will be available this summer and will complement the current assortment of honey flavors for sale, including, Palmetto, Gallberry, Orange Blossom and Wildflower. 

Black Bee Honey is a Parramore Kidz Zone youth entrepreneur program where students learn both business and beekeeping skills to make, bottle and sell honey in the Parramore neighborhood. For more information, visit

Thursday, March 18, 2021 
10:30 a.m. 

Orlando Fire Station One 
78 West Central Boulevard 

Media planning to attend are required to RSVP by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, by contacting Ashley Papagni, City of Orlando Fire Department Public Information Manager at 407.758.3656 (cell) or (email). 

Paid parking is available at the lot directly adjacent to the station in the Garland Lot or behind the fire station in the 55 West Parking Garage on Pine Street. 

In alignment with CDC guidelines, media is encouraged to wear a face mask covering and to maintain six feet of physical distance between others at all times. 



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