2019 Sunday Sep. 8

Sunday, September 8, 2019  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!
  • Vendors’ Marketplace:  local vendors and organizations selling hand-made products.  Click here for the full vendor list.
  • “Homebrewing with Honey” demonstration by our sponsor, Philly Homebrew Outlet.
  • Bartram’s Gift Shop & Tours – Welcome Center
  • Famous Philly food trucks on site: Two Street Sammies, Street Food Philly, Rosie’s Cupcakes, Mac ‘n’ Mari, Square One Coffee

Ongoing 11:00 am – 3 pm – Free Boating on the Schuylkill

Ongoing 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  – House And Garden Tours Available  Tickets can be purchased in the Welcome Center

10:00 am Rodeph Shalom New Year’s program for children

11:00 am Children’s Story Time presented by Free Library of Philadelphia*10:30 am Open Hive Talk – Take a peek inside a REAL LIVE hive with an experienced beekeeper!

11:30 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 – Make your own costumes at the Children’s Activity Area

11:45 am Bee a Bee Game for children – learn about what happens in the hive by role-playing the various bees in a hive:  queen, worker, and drone!

12:00 pm  Samuel Omar Torres “History of Apiculture: From Honey Hunters to Modern Beekeeping”

Ssamam 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.  Sam Torres studied horticulture at Temple University. While there, he learned how to keep bees through his mentor Professor Vincent Aloyo who is an EAS-certified Master Beekeeper.  It has been 6 years since Sam started keeping bees and he is the proud owner/operator of Keystone Colonies Beekeeping Company in Philadelphia.  Sam looks forward to perfecting his craft for the rest of his life!

*12:30 pm Open Hive Talk – What’s going on in there?  Watch and learn as a beekeeper opens a living beehive right before your eyes.

1:00 pm Honey Extraction Demo – All hands on deck, interactive honey harvest; learn then do it!

12:30 pm Children’s Story Time presented by Free Library of Philadelphia

1:00 pm The Red Hot Ramblers – an authentic Prohibition Era 1920s jazz ensemble performing tunes of this iconic decade.

1:30 pm Stephanie C. Brown, “Adventures in Volunteer Urban Beekeeping: Time, Distance, Money and Honey”

Ime beekeepingn this informal talk, Stephanie will discuss the challenges and rewards of amateur beekeeping when the colonies are located over a mile from home.  How can you manage bee hives if you can’t see them every day? What do bees offer a small organization and how can the organization help the bees?  Stephanie Brown is a volunteer beekeeper at Mill Creek Urban Farm https://www.millcreekurbanfarm.org, a small organic farm in West Philadelphia.   She began beekeeping in 2017. Stephanie has lived in West Philadelphia for 19 years (not including her college years at Penn, where she earned a degree in communications).  Stephanie is a full-time communications specialist.

1:45 pm “Land on Me” – performance for kids, featuring a flower that is afraid of a honey bee!

*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 Children’s Bee Parade – Make your own costumes at the Children’s Activity Area

2:15 pm Bee a Bee Game for children – learn about what happens in the hive by role-playing the various bees in a hive:  queen, worker, and drone!

2:30 pm – Honey Extraction Demonstration  Learn how honey makes it from the hive and the honeycomb into a jar!

2:30 pm The Red Hot Ramblers – an authentic Prohibition Era 1920s jazz ensemble performing tunes of this iconic decade.

*3:00 pm – Bee Beard!  Just what it sounds like – some crazy dude will form a beard of live bees on his face.  How does he do it?  Come and find out the secret!

*3:30 pm – Open Hive Talk  – Your last chance to see inside a real beehive at the 2018 Honey Festival!

Venue Coordinator:  Leslie Gale  lgale@bartramsgarden.org  215-729-5281
The Honey Festival will be held rain or shine, the activities marked with asterisk (*) are weather permitting.  Please check this website for last minute details.

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