The Count Down to the 10th Annual Honey Festival is On!

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August 5, 2019 by KathyMay

PHILADELPHIA BEEKEEPERS GUILD BUZZES INTO FALL WITH MILESTONE 10TH PHILADELPHIA HONEY FESTIVAL AT BARTRAM’S GARDEN, GLEN FOERD AND WYCK HISTORIC HOUSE

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Honey Festival buzzes into fall on September 6, 7 and 8 2018, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartram’s Garden. This annual event, organized by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, celebrates 10 incredible years and works to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to the environment, the food supply and the economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening. The three historic locations will each host one day of the festival.

Things will be buzzing during this year’s Philadelphia Honey Festival with returning traditions as well as new programs. All three historic locations will offer visitors free family-friendly activities for the three days of the festival. On top of the open hive demonstrations, honey extractions, open hive talks, bee beards (compliments of Don Shump, Guild Member) tastings and more, look for new additions in 2019.

Of particular interest this year:

  • Glen Foerd introduces the Bee-Happy Hour with live music, food, and beverages. Craft beers/meads compliments of sponsor Philly Home Brew and honey cocktails served by Red Brick Craft Distillery.
  • At Wyck House on Saturday, following a blockbuster inaugural year in 2018, the Philadelphia Honey Home Brew Challenge sponsored by Colony Meadery will be reprised!
  • Bartram’s Garden will host two speakers, local Philly beekeepers, Stephanie Brown and Sam Torres. You can learn more about bees from a local West Philly Beekeeper. And, don’t worry, the famous Children’s Bee parade is still a go!
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