Chris Kohl of Sweet Valley Hives will discuss the Warre hive design and more specifically the modifications he’s made so it can be “legal” (inspectable).    Meet at St. James School ,3217 Clearfield St., Philly, 19132.  Starts at 7:30 pm Early Bird Special:  Austin Martin, our state apiary inspector, will conduct an official inspection on…

This year’s Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA) Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 9th at the Wade Fisher Bee Farm, 3950 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, Pa. 17051. (This is a rare chance to tour one of the few commercial beekeeping operations in PA; about 3 hours drive west from Philly, Directions available HERE )  There will be a…

Radnor Memorial Library, located in Wayne, PA, will host a screening of The Vanishing of the Bees on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm. All are invited and admission is free. This 87 minute documentary was an official selection of the International Wildlife Film Festival, a few years ago. The film examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees…

  Saturday July 12, 2014 from 2-6 pm / Raindate Sunday July 13 from 2 – 6 pm Bring a blanket or folding chair(s).  Kids may want to wear a bathing suit and bring a towel to do slip and slide and kid pool. The Veitch family will host the event at their urban homestead…

A huge thank you goes out to Philadelphia area Whole Foods Markets for supporting the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild! If you buy a Honey Bee Bouquet at any of the areas stores, $3 of your purchase will go toward supporting local and sustainable apiculture.  Brighten up your home with one of these beauties or take one along to that…

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Open Hive Talk 7 pm in the St James School Apiary.  Weather permitting; bring your veil. The general meeting will begin at 7:30 at St James School.  These monthly meetings are FREE and open to anyone  interested in beekeeping, so come and join us to meet other beekeepers and hear great speakers…

Join us at 7:30 PM on Thursday April 17th at St James School for the Guild’s monthly meeting. There will also be an open hive talk at 7:00 PM for those that wish to attend.

Philadelphia beekeepers, Spring is here and we want your help documenting when and where the blooms are in Philadelphia. Use the hashtag #phillyblooms2014 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tell us what’s in bloom, the date, your neighborhood and or zip-code and follow the conversation throughout the season!

PennApic’s Beginner Beekeeping Workshop is a free event held March 29th from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Union Firehouse, 30 East Canal Street, Dover, PA.  The program follows: 9:00 State of the State of Beekeeping 10:00 Beekeeping Basics 11:00 Honeybee Pest Management  12:00 Youth in Beekeeping Award, Honey Extraction Demo  1:00 Warre Hives:…

Do you enjoy talking about bees with total strangers?  If so, we have some great opportunities for you!  In April, the Guild is participating in the Philly Farm & Food Fest and the Philadelphia Science Festival to raise awareness of the importance of honey bees to our food sources and to our environment. We will…

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