bee week

There's so much more to the Scripps National Spelling Bee than the nationally televised competition. Bee Week is a week-long experience for spellers and their families that includes special events, educational workshops, excursions into Washington, D.C., and more.

Bee Week mural with King Bee & Queen Bee mascots

bee week 2023

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

national harbor, maryland

Bee Week 2023 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from May 28 to June 2. The national competition will begin with the Preliminaries on Tuesday, May 30, and conclude with the Finals on Thursday, June 1.

2022 champion Harini Logan

2022 champion

Harini Logan of San Antonio, Texas, represented The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. After 18 rounds of competition, she clinched the championship title by correctly spelling 22 words in the Bee's first-ever Spell-off finish.

bee keeper magazine

2022 Bee Keeper Magazine cover

Each year, the Bee publishes the Bee Keeper magazine with feature stories on spellers, "where are they now?" articles about Bee alumni and information about the competition.


The 2022 issue includes an interview with Head Judge Mary Brooks about the history of the dreaded bell, a Q&A with Pronouncer Dr. Jacques Bailly and features on spellers representing Orlando City SC, the Mid-Continent Public Library and The Virgin Islands Daily News.