10th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival

When:
September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Wyck Historic House, Garden, & Farm
6026 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tess Frydman, Director of Interpretation & Public Outreach
215.848.1690

Honey Festival LogoThe 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 10th year, the Philadelphia Honey Festival spans three days, beginning on Friday evening, September 6, at the Glen Foerd on the Delaware, then Saturday at Wyck, and finally Sunday at Bartram’s Garden!  #phillyhoneyfest


 

Thank you to the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and our 2019 Sponsors: Colony Meadery, Mom’s Organic Market, Philly Homebrew Outlet, honeygrow, Grid Magazine, The Soulful Project, Riverwards Produce, Attic Brewing Co., Young American Hard Cider.


Schedule of Events

10 am- 4 pm Ongoing Activities:

  • Tour Wyck House – Learn about the Quaker family who called Wyck home for nine generations. Admission is FREE!
  • 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.
  • Philadelphia Food Trucks to be announced

Scheduled Programs (as of 8.8.19):_DSC5588_preview_ROBERT_BUZZARD_WEBsize

The Honey Festival will be held rain or shine, however, some of the following activities are weather permitting.  

  • 11:00 am- 3:00 pm Children’s Activities –  Join us in the shaded area on the South Lawn for educational and fun BEE activities!
  • 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
  • 12:00 noon Honey Extraction – How Do You Get the Honey Away From the Bees? Watch as honey is taken from the honeycomb and take a taste!
  • 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm – The Rose Garden – MEAD Tent Event and Honey Home Brew Challenge.  (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
  • 1:30 pm Honey Extraction – See how the honey goes from the honeycomb to the jar through the “magic” of centrifugal force
  • 2:00 pm Bee Beard!
  • 3:30 pm Open Hive Talk – Get up close and personal, if you dare! Watch and ask questions, as a beekeeper “works the bees”

Stay tuned for lecture schedule, additional programs, and vendors!


 2019 Vendor Marketplace (as of 8.8.19):

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Soaps by Alana
Random Tea Room
Random Tea Room

 

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Fifth of a Farm Creations

 

Nerdi Bunny book
Nerdi Bunny author Aisha Toombs

 

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Instar Apiaries

 

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Inspire Renewable Energy
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John & Kira’s Chocolates

 

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