Saturday, September 8, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm
Wyck Historic House | Garden | Farm
6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
10 am- 4 pm Ongoing Activities:
- Tour Wyck House – Learn about the Quaker family who called Wyck home for nine generations. Admission is FREE!
- G-Town Radio on site; broadcasting live from Wyck 3-4pm!
- GAMERS! Teens and up are invited to try out this “medium weight euro game” Bee Lives: We Will Only Know Summer, which runs 1 to 4 players through a year of managing a wild bee hive, under the guidance of the game’s designer Matt Shoemaker.
- Vendor Market Place: Visit with local vendors and organizations selling honey based products, natural products and providing demonstrations including information about home beer brewing and mead making. Confirmed 2018 vendors include: John and Kira’s Chocolates, Only in the Forest Jewelry, Truly Pure and Natural, Instar Apiaries, Fifth of a Farm Creations, Becca’s Handmade Crochet, Hit ‘Em With Shoe, Nerdi Bunny author Aisha Toombs, Soaps by Alana, Random Tea Room, Guate Love It, and Inspire (Renewable Energy).
- If you are hungry, try these Philadelphia Food Trucks
10:00 am-2:00 pm Trees for Bees – with Awbury Arboretum!
11:00 am- 3:00 pm Ongoing Children’s Activities – Join us in the shaded area close to the carriage house for educational and fun BEE activities!
11:00 am- 3:00 pm Cider Pressing – Help us press some apples and taste the sweet cider results (located near the home farm)
The Honey Festival will be held rain or shine, however, some of the following activities are weather permitting.
10:30 am Open Hive Talk – Take a peek into a real live beehive; a real live beekeeper will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about honey bees
11:00 am The Plague of the Spotted Lantern Fly – Kirk Wattles, Street Tree Maintenance Div., City of Philadelphia. Hear how beekeepers are in a unique position to stop the coming scourge. If you see something, say something!
11:15 am Healthy City – Urban Habitat: Abundant wild nature in the city is good for us! With Helena van Vliet (American Institute of Architects, BioPhilly founding member, Biophilic Cities steering committee), let’s explore the deep connection between human health and urban biodiversity. She will talk about building symbiotic relationships in and for the resilient biophilic city of the future
12:00 noon Honey Extraction – How Do You Get the Honey Away From the Bees? Watch as honey is taken from the honey comb and take a taste!
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm – The Rose Garden – MEAD Tent Event Schedule:
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Live Mead Making Demonstration – Join Sean
Benjamin as he explains how easy it can be to make the world’s oldest
fermented beverage at home.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Honey Home Brew “Challenge” Results Announced
Mike Manning from Colony Meadery shares educational feedback on the
entries in the Honey Home Brew Challenge. Join us as we listen and learn.
(click here to see details of how to enter your brews)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sampling of Colony Meadery’s extensive selection of
locally made meads, Taste Testing with Philly Homebrew Outlet, one source
for all your honey home brewing needs. (ID required for entrance to the Mead tent.)
12:30 pm Open Hive Talk – What’s Going On In There? Join us at the beehives by the greenhouses to watch and learn from the beekeeper
1:00 pm How 800 Hives Support the Huff Brothers’ Families – Joshua Huff, Co-Owner Huff’s Honey Farm
Beekeepers and the general public alike will gain valuable insight into what it takes to partner with the amazing honey bee to produce enough income to support the two families of brothers Sam & Josh Huff.
1:30 pm Honey Extraction – See how the honey goes from the honey comb to the jar through the “magic” of centrifugal force
2:00 pm Bee Beard! – someone crazy (that would be Don Shump of Philadelphia Bee Company) will create a beard of bees on his face!
2:30 pm The Plague of the Spotted Lantern Fly – Kirk Wattles, Street Tree Maintenance Div., City of Philadelphia. Learn how beekeepers are in a unique position to stop the coming scourge. If you see something, say something!
3:00 pm The Role of Bees (& Beekeepers) in an Urban Ecology – Doug Sponsler, Ph.D., Penn State University
3:00pm The Savory Side of Sweet – chef Greg Funk will demonstrate how to prepare some delicious and historic Wyck recipes (Education shed)
3:30 pm Open Hive Talk – Get up close and personal, if you dare! Watch and ask questions, as a beekeeper “works the bees”
Venue Coordinator: Jennifer Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org 215-848-1690