2019 Schedule

Here’s an overview of the 2019 Honey Festival by location.  Each venue has a detailed schedule accessible from the links to the right or below.

Friday, September 6th
Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Grant Avenue and Milnor Street, Philadelphia PA  19114
5 pm – 9 pm
Kick-off the 2018 Honey Fest at this beautiful historic venue.  Inside the event structure, adults enjoy the Bee-Happy Hour, with live music, food, craft beers, and meads compliments of sponsor Philly Homebrew Outlet and honey cocktails served by Red Brick Craft Distillery.
Meanwhile, lawn games and beekeeping demonstrations occur along the riverside.  Catch an informative presentation by Doug Sponsler, Ph. D. on his “Three years of studying honey bee foraging in Philadelphia”.  Then gather to watch the ever-popular “bee beard” stunt, to cap off the evening.

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Venue coordinator:  Nicole Schaller  nicoleschaller@glenfoerd.org 215-632-5330

Saturday, September 7th
Wyck Historic House|Garden|Farm, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
10 am – 4 pm: The festivities continue at this historic colonial homestead on Saturday, with the featured “Honey Homebrew Event” on site in the Rose Garden.  A variety of activities celebrate our important agricultural partner, the honey bee!  This always-popular event includes honey tastings, honey extractions, bee-themed children’s activities, and the “bee beard” stunt.
Sam Comfort, local professional beekeeper will recap changes in beekeeping over the last decade in his talk, “Swarm the State: A Stinging Past and Sweet Future”.  Sean Benjamin and Matt Shoemaker present an “Introduction to Meadmaking”

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Venue Coordinator:  Tess Frydman tfrydman@wyck.org 215-848-1690

Sunday, September 8th
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143
10 am – 4 pm: Honey Fest wraps up at the home of Benjamin Franklin’s friend John Bartram, where visitors are welcomed throughout the day for beekeeping demonstrations, honey extractions, Children’s Bee Carnival and Parade, as well as Native Plant Sale, Marketplace, and History & Garden tours.
Stephanie C. Brown, beekeeper at Mill Creek Farm will describe her “Adventures in Volunteer Urban Beekeeping: Time, Distance, Money and Honey”.   Samuel Omar Torres, local beekeeper will present the “History of Apiculture: From Honey Hunters to Modern Beekeeping”.

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Venue Coordinator:  Leslie Gale  lgale@bartramsgarden.org   215-729-5281

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