August Guild Meeting

Join us at St. James School on 20-Aug-2015 for the monthly meeting. Early Bird Special – Open HIve Talk (weather permitting) at 7:00 pm. Topic to be announced by August 10.
2015 Queen Castle Before

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Philly Beeks at the Philly Science Festival

Mark your calendar: On May 2, The Guild will sponsor a booth at the Philadelphia Science Festival.

This nine-day, community-wide celebration of science features lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and more.

Starting at 10am, look for our booth at the May 2nd Science Carnival on the Parkway, which will feature more than 150 exhibitors offering family-friendly experiments, games and more. Visit for more information.



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CitySolve and the Philly bee Guild, April 18

Looking for a little exercise and a lot of fun?

Check out the April 18 CitySolve Urban Race event at

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will be hosting a pollinator challenge during the stop at the Whole Foods Market Callowhill! Plus a portion of the proceeds will to go the Guild, supporting its mission to promote local and sustainable apiculture. #ShareTheBuzz

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April Guild Meeting: Spring to Summer Management and Survivor Stock Breeding Program

Thurs, April 16th 7:30 PM
April Guild Meeting w/ Open Hive at 7pm
(weather permitting)
St. James School

Lots on the agenda this month! First up, President Don Shump will discuss how to monitor hives during a nectar flow. Topics will include swarm prevention, splitting, and when to super your colonies. Next up, Vice President Dave Harrod will introduce the Guild’s new Survivor Stock overwintering nuc program (funded in part by what we will receive from Whole Foods as beneficiary of their 5% day promotion in March). This is happening NOW and we need support from the members of the Guild, so please come out to learn what we are planning! We are very excited to get everyone involved.

 Newbee Mentoring Program

Also, the Guild is interested in starting a ‘newbee‘ mentoring program to support and assist new(er) beekeepers. PBG Board Member Leah Troiano will be coordinating this effort, so please check in with her at the meeting if you are interested in being either a mentor or mentee. She is open to learning about existing models and other suggestions from you.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage new beekeepers, prospective beekeepers, non-beekeepers, and experienced beekeepers to attend. Everyone is welcome!

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Free Lecture: Garden Plants for Honey Bees

Peter Lindtner will hold a free lecture, Garden Plants for Honey Bees, April 30, 7:00 pm at Mandell Hall, rm 114, at the Delaware Valley University (formerly College).

Author of the book, Garden Plants for Honey Bees, Lindtner will share the results of more than 35 years of research combing his three passions, horticulture, apiculture and photography. Taken in the Southeastern and Delaware regions of Pennsylvania, his superb floral photographs are backed with botanical and common plant names as well scanned electron micrographs of pollen grains. A long-time beekeeper, Lindtner studied at the University of Delaware and Purdue University, where he gained Masters degrees in both Plant Science and Horticulture.

Books will be available for sale at $30 (cash only).

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Philly Beekeepers Guild at Philly Farm and Food Fest

Come out to the Philly Farm Fest and say hello!

PBG will have a table at the 2015 Philly Farm and Food Fest, April 12, from 11am to 4pm. PBG President will also present one of The Fest talks.

Each year, Fair Food Philly and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) team up to create an annual marketplace for farmers and local food producers. The Fest is also a fundraising event for Fair Food and PASA, with proceeds going to support a non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers.

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Share the BUZZ! PBG at WholeFoods Callowhill 3/31

2014-04-06 18.53.42We’re excited to share that Whole Foods Market Callowhill has selected the Philly Bee Guild (#phillybeeguild) as its “5% Day” partner on Tuesday, March 31! (This Tuesday!) The store is donating 5% of the sales to the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. And YOU can help just by shopping! We’ll be there all day showing off our expert beekeepers, bee hives and much more! #ShareTheBuzz

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