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June 2017
17
June
8:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ Awbury Arboretum
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June General Meeting – A Saturday – A Picnic

Don’t miss this year’s summer picnic at the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild Awbury Apiary and Nuc Yard! Here’s all you need to know to have a great time: Date: SATURDAY, June 17, 2017 Time: 12:00noon-4:00pm Place: Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village Note: Our picnic is in the Agricultural Village – NOT – the main Arboretum. The entrance to the Agricultural Village is on Washington Lane. Once through the entrance follow the road to the left. Make your first right past the Nuc…

July 2017
20
July
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St. James School
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July General Meeting

General Information: We always begin at 7:00 pm with an “open hive” discussion.  You’ll find us at the outdoor apiary (on the St. James property to the left of the buildings) when the weather is good.  During the winter or inclement weather we take advantage of the indoor “observation hive” St. James has in the classroom.  Bring your questions! Our keynote speaker, Don Coats will begin at 7:30. Don Coats will present “How Sick Is Normal”.   Don Coates, VM,…

August 2017
17
August
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St. James School
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August General Meeting

  August General Meeting: Will Varroa Mites Kill My Bees? Join us as we answer this question and other commonly asked questions about our honey bees and what’s going on in our hives in August! We will also have updates from Guild members who attended this year’s Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) in Newark, Delaware. Rumor has it they won some blue ribbons! Don’t be late! We will start promptly at 7:00pm with an extended open hive talk which will answer…

September 2017
07
September
5:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Honey Festival – -NEW DATES First Day Thursday, 9/7/17

Details about the 2017 Honey Festival may be found on the Honeyfest website.  New this year – – the Festival begins on Thursday, September 7th at 5:00 pm at Glen foerd on the Delaware New this year – – the Festival begins on Thursday, September 7th at 5:00 pm at Glen Foerd on the Delaware and continues Saturday, September 9th at Wyck House and Garden (10:00am-4:00pm) and concludes on Sunday, September 10th at Bartrams Garden (10:00am-4:00pm)

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September
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Glen Foerd on the Delaware
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September General Meeting***1st Thursday of Month This Time ONLY

The 8th Annual Honey Festival kicks off at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Thursday, September 7th. Our monthly general meeting will be held as a part of Honey Festival 2017 and will be on our opening evening at 7:30 PM! Our featured speaker will be Dr. John Cambridge from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion. While all three days of Honey Fest offer great information for beekeepers, this opening keynote talk is a “must see event” for the serious beekeeper.…

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September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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You Missed the September Guild Meeting – It was 9/7

If you are looking for the third Thursday of the month Guild Meeting at St. James School, you missed it! This month the Guild Meeting was September 7th at Glen Foerd as a part of Honey Festival!  You missed a presentation by John Cambridge PhD, and CEO of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion. Join us in October at our usual time and place!

October 2017
14
October
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Henry Got Crops
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The Guild will be at THE HARVEST ON HENRY

Weaver’s Way and Saul High School have once again invited the Guild to join the Harvest on Henry!  We will be selling honey, talking bees and… yes, weather permitting “the girls” – (honey bees) will be with us in their observation hive! Don’t miss this year’s Harvest on Henry, the seventh annual Philadelphia farm festival brought to you by Weavers Way Co-op and W.B. Saul Agricultural High School. Harvest on Henry is a day of fun on the farm, to…

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October
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St. James School
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October General Meeting

Joining us this month is Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D., a Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor and Assistant Professor of Entomology at Penn State. In Margarita’s talk, we will learn about the origin, distribution and natural history of honey bees. An overview of the known cases of varroa mite-tolerant populations around the world will be presented to understand emerging patterns of how natural resistance to varroa evolves. The talk will finalize with an open discussion about the differences between the lifestyle of feral and managed…

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October
11:00 am — 3:00 pm
@ Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village
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The Guild will be at the AWBURY ARBORETUM FALL FESTIVAL

Join us at the Awbury Arboretum Fall Festival.  Weather permitting, we will have honey bees in a glass observation hive, so you can meet them up close and personal.  You will also be able to see our Apiary!  Come sample honey and talk bees! Details are posted on the Awbury Website as they become available.  

November 2017
16
November
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St. James School
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November General Meeting

Welcome to our November Guild Meeting! This month: 7:00-7:30 OBSERVATION HIVE DISCUSSION in the Classroom. Bring your questions on winterization! 7:30-8:00 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING in the Cafeteria Elections will be held 8:00-8:30 GUEST SPEAKER: PETER PALERMO – Sanitarian for the PA State Dept. of Agriculture.                        Peter will present the requirements needed to certify a space for extracting honey for purposes of sales. 8:30-9:00 ASK A BEEKEEPER – Bring your questions…

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