Honey Fest 2022

Don’t miss Honey Fest 2022 – Coming soon in September

For schedules, see our Honey Fest website Honey Fest 2022

Sarah Plonski

Willem Baumann

The PHILADELPHIA BEEKEEPERS GUILD celebrates the Honey Harvest

Welcome fall at our 13th Annual Honey Festival at Glen Foerd, Wyck Historic House, and Bartram’s Garden.

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Honey Festival welcomes the honey harvest for three days at three historic venues:
September 8 at Glen Foerd on the Delaware (5-9pm)
September 10 at Wyck Historic House (10am-4pm)
September 11 at Bartram’s Garden (10am-3pm)

This annual event, organized by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, celebrates 13 incredible years of working to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to the environment, our food supply and the economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening for pollinators. The three historic locations will each host one day of the festival.This year’s Philadelphia Honey Festival returns with our favorite events as well as new programs. Each historic location will offer visitors free family-friendly activities on their scheduled day of the festival. The best food trucks in the city will be providing food for hungry visitors. And in addition to our traditional bee exhibits – the open hive demonstrations, honey extractions, observation hive, bee beards, honey tastings and more – look for new additions in 2022.

Of particular interest this year:
In addition to bee fun and fascination, we’ll be focusing on the health and wellness that bees and their products provide.
Glen Foerd hosts the Honey Fest Kickoff Party with specialty honey-themed cocktails and beer from Mutual Respect Co-op for the adults and games for the kids. Herbalist Alyssa Schimmel will lead a plant walk through the beautiful Glen Foerd grounds, and Jessie Shiffler, president of Wild Ones of Southeastern PA, will be on hand to talk about native plants for pollinators for your yard. For wellness, Honey Rose Botanicals will be offering products to heal the body and soothe the spirit
At Wyck House on Saturday, Wyck will host the ever-popular mead (& beer) tent with Colony Meadery and Attic Brewery. We’re excited to announce a presentation by Best of Philly 2022 Community Wellness Leader Christa Barfield of Farmer Jawn and Viva Leaf Tea Company, who will talk teas, honey, and medicinal herbs, urban agriculture & healthy food products and where bees fit in, particularly with self-reliant and sustainable farmers of color.
Bartram’s Garden will host a slate of speakers on medicinal uses of bees and beekeeping, including herbalists Alyssa Schimmel of Many Hands Apothecary, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals, and Amelia Mraz of Half Mad Honey – plus information on the fascinating world of apitherapy – and as always, you can learn more about bees from local Philly beekeepers. Merissa MacDonald will be helping the kids make their own honey remedies, and don’t miss the children’s bee costume-making!

“Many folks love honey, but not everyone knows about the full range of health benefits bees can provide for us humans. So this year, we’re delighted to announce a range of activities and speakers who will be telling us about health and wellness through bees and their products,” say Cris Larson, event organizer.

Buzz-in and join us for the Philadelphia Honey Festival,” said Kathy May, Beekeeper and Guild Member. “Honey Festival is a Philadelphia tradition that kicks off the fall season in our region. Everyone is back from the shore and it’s a beautiful time to get outside and celebrate nature. Come purchase your local Philadelphia honey and enjoy all the free family fun we have to offer at Bartram’s Garden, Wyck Historic House and Glen Foerd on the Delaware. This festival really is the bees’ knees – and we look forward to seeing you!”

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