September 10 - 12, 2010

The Philadelphia Honey Festival aims to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of local honey on our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. All festival events are free.

Hosted by:

Wagner Free Institute of Science, Bartram's Garden, Wyck Historic House, and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Tenants of an Old Farm. By Henry C. McCook. New York: Fords, Howard and Hulbert, 1885.

Saturday, September 11, 12 - 4 PM

Family Open House

Pollinator Power!

at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

Lesson at 1:00 PM

The Wagner will be open from 12 - 4 on Saturday, September 11 and at 1:00 will present "Pollinator Power!" a lesson for children ages 6-12 about the importance of pollinators, like the honey bee, in our lives. Sip honey-sweetened iced tea and listen to local folk rocker, Liam Gallagher, while you peruse goods from local booksellers, bee artists and beekeepers, and view live bees in an observation hive. Beeswax candle-making, free Häagen-Dazs ice cream, scavenger hunts, and the debut of the Institute's new native pollinator garden will sweeten the day for all!

The 2010 Philadelphia Honey Festival

A full schedule of family-friendly activities, both fun and educational, is being planned throughout the city for easy access by all. Beekeepers across the United States and the rest of the world celebrate the 200th birthday of Philadelphian Lorenzo L. Langstroth, The Father of Modern Beekeeping, born at 106 South Front Street in 1810 and inventor of the movable frame hive.  Philadelphia’s 2010 Honey Festival will begin by commemorating the life and work of Rev. Langstroth (LLL) for his invention with the placement of an historic marker on Friday September 10 at 3:30 p.m. The Wagner Institute, Bartram's Garden, and Wyck Historic House are all hosting events. There will be something for everyone at the festival.

Full schedule of Philadelphia Honey Festival events here





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