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Glen Foerd Mansion, Wyck Historic House, Bartram's Garden|Grant Avenue and Milnor St., Philadelphia, PA | Map

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The mission of the Philadelphia Honey Festival is to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment, our food supply and our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. Entry to the festival venues, educational activities and demonstrations is free! Since 2010, the Philadelphia Honey Festival has been held the weekend after Labor Day; 2018 marks the 9th festival. Three historic venues are purposefully chosen in order to allow Philadelphians the opportunity to attend the festival without traveling far from their neighborhoods. The festival kicks-off on Friday, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. They feature activities for kids, as well as a Honey Happy Hour for adults. Family-oriented events continue at Wyck Historic House on Saturday, then at Bartram’s Garden on Sunday. Each individual venue plans and implements its own programming, which includes the following demonstrations by the members of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild: Open Hive Talk(s), Honey Extraction Demonstration(s), Bee Beard!