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March 2017
16
March
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St. James School
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March General Meeting

For the March 16th General Meeting, the Guild is pleased to announce our speaker will be the well-regarded beekeeper, Randy Oliver! Randy, lives and works in California, but will be joining us via Skype. Randy’s website, http://scientificbeekeeping.com/ is a great source of information for all beekeepers, both novice and master keepers alike. Randy began keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology. In 1980 he began to…

April 2017
08
April
6:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ Pennsylvania Convention Center
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Join the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild at the Philly Food and Farm Fest

You’ll find the Guild at the 2017 Food and Farm Fest! Read on to learn more about the Event and then buy your Tickets and come see us!

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April
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St. James School
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April General Meeting

This Month’s Meeting: “Ask a Beekeeper!”   Our meeting will 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.  The forecast at present shows there may be rain, in which case we will take advantage of the time and network inside! At 7:30pm  we are proud to present: Ask a Beekeeper! New beekeepers and tenured keepers alike always…

May 2017
18
May
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St. James School
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May General Meeting

MAY’S MONTHLY MEETING: 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). This month during ” hive open”  Guild member Allison Buttenheim will talk about the new Warre Hive installed this spring. At 7:30 we will move inside for  4 exciting brief presentations! Presentation #1 – FORAGE FOR BEES IN PHILADELPHIA Doug Sponsler – Affiliated with Penn State will share…

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!

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