A great big thank you to all who attended our 2015 Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium in record-breaking numbers. This year the Symposium sold out early and our vendor list is growing. We could not have done it without our informative speakers: Ross Conrad and Katy Ciola Evans.                …

The symposium will be held at Temple University’s main campus in North Philadelphia, in Kiva Auditorium located in the Ritter Hall Annex. Note that the entrance to the building is on Cecil B. Moore Ave. between Broad and 13th Streets, and that the side of the building says “Education Social Administration.” Please follow the link to view the paid parking…

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will have their first monthly meeting for 2015 on January 15th at 7:30 at St. James School. Suzanne Matlock will examine the scientific method and present on how bee experiments have helped to broaden our knowledge of bees. We will also have a panel discussion on record keeping for beekeepers (pen and paper, Hive…

Join us on December 13th from 4-7pm to celebrate the turn of the year, as the days get longer after the winter solstice and we begin to look toward the next beekeeping season . . . The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild‘s annual Winter Solstice Pot Luck at St. James School, 3217 W. Clearfield St., will be a great…

UPDATE: Online registration has CLOSED.   We will be able to accomodate a limited number of walk-ins on Sunday morning.  Walk-in tickets are first-come, first-served.  Prices will be $35 general admission; $25 Guild members; $20 Temple students with ID.  Sunday February 8, 2015  10 am to 4 pm Temple University – Kiva Auditorium 1301 Cecil B. Moore…

In order for the Guild to operate as a well-oiled machine (or a stoked smoker!), members rotate onto and off of an Executive Board.  The remaining members do their best to take part in the vote, which satisfies our requirements as a not-for-profit entity in the Commonwealth of PA. Two important votes at the next…

Thursday, October 16, 7:30 pm at St. James School Overwintering techniques with Keith Jardine Winter is right around the corner, are you wondering how to prepare the hives to make it through?   Come and hear Keith Jardine discuss overwintering techniques on Thursday, October 16, 7:30 pm at St. James School.  Keith started beekeeping in 1976 when a…

Since the Honey Fest was our September meeting, you may want to get out to Montgomery County Beekeeper’s Association (MCBA) meeting on Thursday, September 18. 7 pm at the Skippack 4-H Center.  1015 Bridge Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426 The presentation is by Walter Sheppard, Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology, Washington State University (WSU).  In 2008, the…

Thanks to the participation of many of our members and friends, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival will take place this coming weekend, September 5 – 7.  Our venues are Wagner Free Institute (Fri), Wyck Historic House (Sat) and Bartram’s Garden (Sun).  The full schedules of events at the three partnering venues may be found…

Don Shump, Philadelphia Bee Co. will give a sneak preview of the Philly Honey Festival on August 31, 2014 at Tatooed Mom’s (a bar on South St) A BEE BEARD WILL OCCUR ~7pm Serving a signature cocktail: Honey Amor (a Manhattan with honey ginger syrup and bullet rye whiskey). Be there or be square!

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