6026 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
The Philadelphia Honey Festival at Wyck is our sweet finish to the summer season and offers a variety of activities that celebrate and educate about our important friend, the honey bee! This always-popular event includes honey tastings, extractions, presentations, bee-bearding, mead making and tasting, and much more! Now in its 9th year, the Philadelphia Honey Festival spans three days, beginning on Friday evening, September 7, at the Glen Foerd on the Delaware, then Saturday at Wyck, and finally Sunday at Bartram’s Garden! #phillyhoneyfest
- Tour Wyck House – Learn about the Quaker family who called Wyck home for nine generations. Admission is FREE!
- G-Town Radio on site!
- Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion – interact with exotic creatures and learn about the most diverse group of organisms in the world!
- 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, Tasty Eats Food Truck, Only in the Forest Jewelry, Truly Pure and Natural, Instar Apiaries, Fifth of a Farm Creations, 2StreetSammies, Becca’s Handmade Crochet, Hit ‘Em With a Shoe, Nerdi Bunny author Aisha Toombs, Soaps by Alana, Random Tea Room, Guate Love It, The Bearded Carver, Ummi and Me Henna Artist, Terra Ferna, Mithras Candle, Grumblethorpe Farm Stand, Guate-Love-It, and Inspire (Renewable Energy). Please check back for updates, as we keep adding to the vendor list.
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! (Education Shed)
Speaker Schedule (all lectures will take place by the Coach House):
- 11:00 am The Plague of the Spotted Lantern Fly by Kirk Wattles, Street Tree Maintenance Div., City of Philadelphia
- 11:15 am Healthy City – Urban Habitat by Helena vanVliet (American Institute of Architects, BioPhilly founding member, Biophilic Cities steering committee). Abundant wild nature in the city is good for us! Let’s explore the deep connection between human health and urban biodiversity. Let’s talk about building symbiotic relationships in and for the resilient biophilic city of the future.
- 1:00 pm How 800 Hives Support the Huff Brothers’ Families by Joshua Huff, Co-Owner Huff’s Honey Farm
- 2:30pm The Plague of the Spotted Lantern Fly by Kirk Wattles, Street Tree Maintenance Div., City of Philadelphia
- 3:00 pm The Role of the Beekeeper in an Urban Economy by Doug Sponselor, Ph.D., Penn State University
Mead Tent Schedule (Rose Garden; ID required for entrance to the Mead tent):
- 12:00pm-4:00pm Sample Colony Meadery’s extensive selection of locally made meads; taste testing with Philly Homebrew Outlet and Attic Brewing.
- 12noon to 1pm: 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.
- 1:00pm – 1:30pm Honey Home Brew Event Results Announced – Mike Manning from Colony Meadery shares educational feedback on the entries in the Philly Homebrew Competition. Join us as we listen and learn (click here to see details of how to enter your brews).
Vendor Marketplace 2018 (updated often!)