"Spike the Bee is busy pollinating the gardens around the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! As you explore the Festival, look for Spike as he pollinates plants while gathering pollen and nectar. Once you find him in each garden on your map, add the corresponding sticker of the plant he is visiting on your map." - Caption taken from map
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has plenty of fun things for adults to see and do. The Festival also features a fun scavenger hunt for kids of all ages and adults to do together! Some of the Festival favorite Topiary displays and Gardens have a small little bee, named Spike, flying around and visiting the local flowers to gather pollen and nectar. Do you have what it takes to explore Epcot in search of Spike the Bee? Each time you find Spike, he'll be near a specific flower that corresponds with the stickers that you will receive in your map. Simply place the flower sticker on the garden that you are visiting and once you complete your map you can claim a prize!
Having trouble finding Spike or do you just want to see some of the fun places that Spike is visiting? Scroll down a little farther and you'll receive instructions on where Spike is located, what flower is in each garden, and fun pictures of Spike in the gardens!
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Only scroll down farther if you want to see the answers to the 2019 Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration Map!
Stars of the Show Garden
Look for Daisy Duck in the Stars of the Show Garden. This garden is located right on the back side of the Spaceship Earth Attraction. In the front right of the garden, you'll notice Spike the Bee hanging out next to Daisy flowers!
Future World Family Play Zone
The next place to find Spike is at the Future World Family Play Zone! This play zone is located near the exit of Test Track and one of the exits of MouseGears. Look for the garden where you will find the new Bo Peep and her sheep Topiary. To the far right of the garden, you'll find Spike the Bee hanging out near a Gaillardia flower!
Next you'll need to make your way to the Mexico pavilion where you'll find a Tropical Rainforest garden near the ramp entrance to the Mexico Pavilion. As you walk your way a few steps up the walkway/ramp, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of Spike the Bee all around beautiful Orchids!
After the rainforest in Mexico, you have a little ways to go to get to the next garden where Spike the bee is hanging out. So make your way to the Italy Pavilion! Right when you are about to get to the Italy Pavilion, you'll notice a garden to your right where several benches are located. This is the Garden Italiano, and towards the beginning of the Garden Italiano you'll find Spike the Bee next to an Artichoke plant!
Next, make your way to the Smokehouse Garden in the back of the American Adventure Pavilion and look for the Mickey and Minnie Topiary display. In that garden, you'll see Spike the bee off to the right of the garden (near Minnie Mouse) and flying next to some sunflowers!
Next, Spike the bee is hiding in the Kokedama Garden at the Japan Pavilion. The Kokedama garden is located in the back right of the courtyard of the Japan Pavilion. And once you find the garden, you'll see Spike the Bee close to the center of the garden next to an Iris plant!
Urban Spice Garden
Just after the Morocco Pavilion, you'll see the Urban Spice Garden. Be on the lookout for Spike the Bee as he flies around Chili plants!
Next, make your way over to the France Pavilion and start walking towards the back. You'll see some Festival Favorite Beauty and Beast Toparies. Just past Beauty and the Beast and in front of the Impressions de France attraction entrance is a French Garden. And in the middle of that garden, you'll see Spike the bee flying around a
English Tea Garden
The next place to find Spike the Bee is in the English Tea Gardens in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Spike can be found near the main walkway, close to the Alice meet and greet. You'll find Spike with a Camellia flower!
As you start to walk out of the United Kingdom Pavilion, make sure you stop and check out the Shakespeare Garden. In this garden towards the back right, you'll find spike the bee with a Honeysuckle flower!
The Honey Bee-Stro
As you leave the World Showcase and make your way to the walkway between the World Showcase and the Imagination! Pavilion, you'll notice a Honey Bee-Stro Garden. Walk through that garden and on the left hand side near some other decorations in the garden, you'll see Spike the Bee with a Canna Lilly flower!
Donald & His Nephews
Now we have just one more plant to find! Make your way to the entrance of the World Showcase from Future World, and you'll see a garden with Donald Duck to the left and his nephews, Huey, Dewy, and Louie on the right. Look behind Louie (Donald's nephew wearing Blue) and you'll find Spike the Bee near the last flower, the Dianthus!
Completed Scavenger Hunt
And that's it! We hope that you enjoyed finding Spike the Bee as much as we did, and in the process, we hope you enjoyed some of the amazing gardens and topiaries that the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has to offer! At this point, you can go to the Disney Traders store (located at the entrance of the World Showcase from Future World on both the left and right hand side) or to the World Traveler store (located at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot that is in between the France and United Kingdom Pavilions) to redeem your prize. This year, there are 4 unique prizes that are patches featuring some of your favorite characters like Figment, Mickey, and Minnie! And if you are redeeming your prize at or around Easter, you could also redeem your map for a special Easter Egg themed after some of your favorite characters!