Category Archives: Philadelphia Beekeeping

Penn State Leads Honey Bee Health Initiative

University Park, Pa. — A nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is the aim of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Beekeepers Starting Youth Program

There’s an exciting project starting in Philadelphia – a group of beekeepers, prescription urban farmers, and youth are starting a program to teach kids how to produce and sell honey. “With a sustainability focus and a student Community Supported Apiary … Continue reading

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On Purchasing Honey

As far back as I can remember, my father has kept bees. As children we each had our own beehive and we helped him extract the honey. I have fond memories of the fragrance of melted beeswax mixed with the … Continue reading

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2010 Philadelphia Honey Festival

Reprinted from the Germantown/Mt. Airy Newspaper Philadelphia has a long history of beekeeping, laying claim to the father of modern beekeeping, L.L. Langstroth. The Philadelphia Honey Festival took place this weekend, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Langstroth’s birthday. With events … Continue reading

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Viewing L.L. Langstroth’s Papers at the Philadelphia Honey Festival

In early September, Garreson Publishing (that’s Peter, Nancy, and I) attended the Philadelphia Honey Festival. We missed the opening ceremony because we got stuck in traffic on I-76, and accidentally ended up in NJ. Post-opening ceremonies on Friday night included … Continue reading

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