SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 at Wyck Historic House | Garden | Farm
Bring a picnic lunch if you like!
10 am – 4 pm Children’s activities throughout the day, programmed by Christina Moresi, Youth Education Coordinator, Wyck. Author Terri Kowalski will read her “Bee’s Birthday Surprise” to kids of all ages.
10:30 am Open Hive Talk Come take a look inside a working hive and hear a knowledgeable beekeeper explain how queen bees are raised by the worker bees.
11:00 am Honey Extraction How DO you get the honey away from the bees and into the jar? We show and tell, then let you take a turn!
11:00 am “Meadmaking for the Novice” – In real life, Matthew Shoemaker is is Digital and Web Services Librarian at Temple University. But for fun he is a meadmaker and beekeeper, among his other interests. Matt will present “Meadmaking for the Novice” in which you will learn about equipment needed, time needed, fermentation concepts, and get a simple mead recipe.
12:30 pm Mead Event – Novice amateur home brewers are invited to receive expert feedback on their meads and honey beers from Michael Manning, Co-founder & Meadmaker, The Colony Meadery. ** DROP OFF LABELED BOTTLES BY 11 AM SEP 7 ** Click here for more details on how to participate
12:30 pm How to Plant Your Bee-Friendly Garden presented by Penn State Certified Master Gardener Jessica Herwick.
1:00 pm Mead & Honey Beer Tasting If you didn’t participate in the Mead Event, you can still try some meads and honey beers, courtesy of David Schuetz (award-winning local homebrewer), Earth Bread + Brewery, Cardinal Hollow Winery and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. Over 21 – must show ID.
1:30 pm Open Hive Talk – A knowledgeable member of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild lights the smoker and pops the lid to show what goes on inside a real bee hive!
2:00 pm Honey Extraction – Help the beekeeper get the honey from the hive into a jar!
3:00 pm BEE BEARD !!! New to the fest this year, the craziest guy we know – Don Shump, Philadelphia Bee Company – will allow a colony of honey bees to cover his chin in a living beard! Inquiring minds want to know – how do you get them OFF?!
3:30 pm Open Hive Talk just in case you missed it earlier, you have one more chance.
Honey tastings and sales, vendors, and live music throughout the day.
Popular Philly Food Trucks on site for luncheon concessions!
**The Philadelphia Honey Festival is rain or shine, however in the event of inclement weather, actual schedule of events may differ from what is posted.
Venue Coordinator, Bob McKee (firstname.lastname@example.org)