August 19, 2020 by KathyMay
For Immediate Release
CELEBRATE NATIONAL HONEY MONTH ON LINE WITH BARTRAM’S GARDEN, GLEN FOERD AND WYCK HISTORIC HOUSE
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Honey Festival reinvents itself as a safe, COVID compliant virtual festival to celebrate all things honey – during September, National Honey Month. The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild continues to partner with Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartram’s Garden for this revamped annual event. Presented in on-line format only, this virtual festival 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.
This virtual event will take place all month long to coincide with National Honey Month. While in-person live events are not possible, returning traditions like 1- Open Hive Talks, 2-Honey Extractions and the ever popular 3- Bee Beard will be streamed live on social medial.
Where and When:
The full month long calendar of on-line events is published on the Philadelphia Honey Festival website and will be advertised on all social medial platforms including the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, Glen Foerd, Wyck House and Bartram’s Garden. Plan the events you’d like to see, schedule a watch party with friends, and learn all about the honeybee.
How Can I Purchase my Honey?
The Philadelphia Honey Festival and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild (PBG) have opened an online shop for this year’s virtual event. Seven beekeepers are offering raw, local honey from across the city and the nearby counties. Purchases may be made at: https://phillybeekeepers.square.site/. PBG apparel is also available. Delivery options include shipping or curbside pick-up at four (4) venues across the city.
Follow the Festival on Our Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:
Philadelphia Honey Festival: http://www.phillyhoneyfest.com
Philadelphia Honey Festival: @phillyhoneyfest,
Glen Foerd on the Delaware: @glenfoerd
Wyck Historic House: @wyckhousegardenfarm, @wyckhouse
Bartram’s Garden: @BartramsGarden
Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild: @phillybeeguild
HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA HONEY FESTIVAL
The Philadelphia Honey Festival began in 2010 to accompany the placement of an historic marker honoring Philadelphia-born Lorenzo L. Langstroth. Well-known to beekeepers, Langstroth invented the first movable frame hive design based on the principle of “bee space.” You can see the marker at 106 South Front Street in Philadelphia, his birthplace.
The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild had been founded the previous September (2009) and quickly allied with three historic venues to offer Honey & History activities, which they dubbed the 2010 Philly Honey Fest.