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Honey Bee Garden

Thank a bee for breakfast....lunch... and dinner

Did you know honey bees are the most important insect pollinator for crops grown in North Carolina? Honey bees make it possible to produce $96 million worth of fruits and vegetables every year and another $90 million of cotton, alfalfa and soybeans. Many of our favorite foods need bees to help them grow: apples, almonds, blueberries, carrots, cherries, strawberries, sunflowers, watermelon...and the list goes on!

Avoid the Sting

Honey bees are actually gentle and won’t bother you if you don’t bother them. Here are some tips to avoid getting stung:

*Don’t swat at bees
*Wear shoes when walking in a field
*Avoid the hive if you see one

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Streamside Closed Feb 12-16

The Streamside habitat at the North Carolina Zoo will be closed Feb 12-16 for routine annual maintenance.

Africa Bridge Art

African Gates

African Savanna

Agama Lizard

Ant Bear

Arctic Fox Art

Arctic Turns

Bald Eagle with Salmon

Ball Python

Billy Goats Gruff

Black Dog


Cattail Gate

Elephant Rubbing Tree

Elephant Tracking Game

Elephants Art

Follow the Pollen Path

French Beans


Garden Friends

Harbor Seal Sculpture

Hippo Pod

Hummingbird Garden

Lisa’s Dragonfly



Nature’s Recyclers

Ola, The Water Bearer

Ostrich Egg Interactive

Piedmont Totem

Polar Bear Art

Prairie Geyser

Preening Heron

Stalking Little Blue Heron

Stone that Stands in an Empty Sky

The Critics

Uwharrie Vision

Watani Cooling Station

White Rhino Art

Zoological Egg Rest