Sunday, September 9, 2018 10 am to 4 pm
Bartram’s Garden 54th St & Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143
10 am – 4 pm Ongoing Activities
- Bartram’s Fall Plant Sale – Pollinator-friendly options
- Children’s Carnival – Make your own costume for the bee parades!
- Free Library “Book Bike”, kids’ yoga, and stories (until 3 pm)
- GAMERS! Teens and up are invited to try out this “medium weight euro game” Bee Lives: We Will Only Know Summer, which runs 1 to 4 players through a year of managing a wild bee hive, under the guidance of the game’s designer Matt Shoemaker.
- Vendors’ Marketplace: local vendors and organizations selling hand-made products and demonstrations including “home brewing with honey” by our sponsor, Philly Homebrew Outlet. The vendor list is growing; click here to see who to expect!
- Bartram’s Gift Shop & Tours – Welcome Center
- Famous Philly food trucks on site: The Tot Cart and Farm Truck Philly
Ongoing 11:00 am – 3 pm – Free Boating on the Delaware
Ongoing 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – House And Garden Tours Available Tickets can be purchased in the Welcome Center
The Honey Festival will be held rain or shine, however some of the following activities are weather permitting. Check final schedule before you come.
10:30 am Open Hive Talk – Take a peek inside a REAL LIVE hive with an experienced beekeeper!
11:00 am Honey Extraction Demonstration – Learn how honey makes it from the hive and the honeycomb into a jar!
11:30 am Children’s Bee Parade #1 – Don’t forget to make your costumes in the Children’s Area ahead of time.
11:30 am The Plague of the Spotted Lantern Fly – Kirk Wattles
12:00 noon History of Apiculture: From Honey Hunters to Modern Beekeeping – Sam Torres — Sam will talk about humans’ first encounters with honey bees and the transition into domestication. Attendees will get to see what it was like to keep bees as far back as ancient Egypt all the way up to present day.
12:30 pm Open Hive Talk – What’s going on in there? Watch and learn as a beekeeper opens a living bee hive right before your eyes.
1:00 pm Honey Extraction Demo – All hands on deck, interactive honey harvest; learn then do it!
1:30 pm The Philly Pollinators’ Corridor – Kim Douglas – When greenspace is broken up by stretches of asphalt and cement, pollinators with short flight ranges are confined to small patches of habitat. But when we create adjacent oases of habitat, these pollinators can make their way across the city, resting and refueling as they journey. Kim will discuss the process by which her team is planning – with input from the southwest Philly community – a greenway designed especially for pollinators.
2:00 pm Open Hive Talk – Come closer if you dare! Ask the beekeeper anything you want to know about honey bees.
2:00 pm Music by the Red Hot Ramblers – an authentic 1920s jazz ensemble in every way – they exemplify red hot syncopation, stompin’ rhythms, and lyrical melodies associated with the Jazz Age.
2:15 pm Children’s Bee Parade #2 – Visit the Children’s Area ahead of time to make your costumes
2:30 pm “Land On Me” – the perennial reprise of our children’s entertainment featuring the honey bee and the flower who is afraid of her!
2:30 pm – Honey Extraction Demonstration Learn how honey makes it from the hive and the honeycomb into a jar!
3:00 pm – Bee Beard! Watch as Don Shump, Philadelphia Bee Company, creates a beard of bees on his face!
3:30 pm – Open Hive Talk – Your last chance to see inside a real bee hive at the 2018 Honey Festival!
Venue Coordinator: Leslie Gale email@example.com 215-729-5281