9:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm 45-minute Schuylkill River Cruise, departing from the Bartram’s Garden dock. Travel up Philly’s “Hidden River” with Patriot Harbor Lines and check out the Fairmount Water Works, city skyline and more! Tickets are $17 and can be purchased in advance at: http://www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Honey.
10am to 12pm Special Appearance by Buzzbee and the B101 Bee Crew! B101 will be playing some great music, doing temporary tattoos and offering lots of free treats!
10am to 4pm Annual Fall Plant Sale – all day long! Come learn what you should be planting in the fall so as to encourage spring pollinators. Bartram’s Gift Shop and the Green Room will be open for your enjoyment. Check out the plant sale list here!
10am to 3pm Family Discovery Day Visit our science stations, make a beeswax candle, build your own bee costume and march in the Be-a-Bee Pageant at 12:15pm and 2:15pm!
10:15am, 1pm, 3pm Open Hive Talks will be presented by members of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild.
11am and 2pm Honey Extractions will be presented by members of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild.
How to Brew Honey Beer at Home: Getting Started, with Jimmy McMillan, co-owner of Philly Home Brew in Philadelphia. (stick around for the beer tasting in the afternoon)!
11am to 11:45pm Don Shump will be exhibiting his “bee beard!” Come watch Shump as he forms a beard made entirely of bees on his face!
12pm FREE Guided Tour of the Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) Farm & Orchard at Bartram’s Garden. Buy local at the UNI Farmstand!
11am to 3pm Come make your own printed tote or tee shirt! Local artists Allna Josan and Sophie White will help you screen print your own bee and pollinator themed creations. T-shirts and tote bags will be available for purchase or bring your own materials to print on!
1pm to 2pm Warren Graham of the Philadelphia Beekeepers’ Guild will give the keynote speech for the festival entitled “A Beekeeper’s Year.” Graham is a second-generation beekeeper from Chester County.
1pm and 3pm Guided Tours of the Bartram House and of Bartram’s Gardens ($12 adults; $10 students & seniors)
3:30PM to 4pm Screening of the award-winning film More Than Honey.
**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, Leslie Gale (Lgale@bartramsgarden.org)