August 5-9, 2013 EAS Short Course and Conference!

The Eastern Apicultural Society Conference starts in 3 days!
It’s a rare opportunity that the EAS annual conference is held this close to Philadelphia, in West Chester PA.  A lot of folks are going and we encourage you to use our Facebook page to set up carpools with each other.  More details about the conference and Continue reading
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Guild Meeting – July 20 Picnic with Families & Friends

Saturday July 20, 2013 from 2-6 pm

UPDATE: Bring a blanket or folding chair(s).  Kids may want to wear a bathing suit and bring a towel to do slip and slide and kid pool.

The Veitch family will host the event at their urban homestead in East Falls.  This event is POT LUCK – please email Tanya Veitch to let her know what you will bring (use veitchtr@yahoo.com) Continue reading

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Guild Meeting June 20th

Harvesting Honey is the subject of our next Guild meeting on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Lithuanian Church on 19th St. one block south of Fairmount. Weather permitting, we will once again “pre-meet” at 7pm and open a hive in the Spring Gardens Community Garden across the street from the church.

The garden is on the east side of 19th St; the church is on the west side of 19th St. To find the hives, enter on the north side of the garden about halfway down the block, turn left and walk until you see the hives on a small raised platform. Come at 7pm to watch a beekeeper find the “ripe” frames of honey and get them free of bees, in order to complete the extraction process. Consider bringing your veil.

Click here to see locations on a map.

Parking is limited; consider biking, ride-sharing or public transportation.

 

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Guild Meeting May 16

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Meet at 7 pm in the Spring Garden Community Garden for an “open hive” talk.  Our member, Karen Cherubini keeps her bees there and has agreed to let us start the evening by seeing what her bees are up to.  (weather permitting)  Consider bringing your veil.  The Garden is the full city block bounded by 18th and 19th Streets between Wallace Street and North Street, in the Fairmount neighborhood.

Then at 7:30 pm, professional local beekeeper, Robert Krayer will speak about detecting and managing some of the pests that may be lurking inside your hives.  The meeting will be held across the street from the Community Garden at the Lithuanian Church (use the door on 19th Street between Wallace and North Streets).  Click here to see it on a map.

Parking is limited; consider biking, ride-sharing or public transportation.

 

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Guild Meeting April 18

brood 14The next Guild meeting is on April 18 at 7:30 pm.

The meeting will be held in the MAIN SANCTUARY of the Lithuanian Church on 19th Street between Wallace and North Streets in the Fairmount neighborhood Continue reading

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The Guild and the Philadelphia Science Festival

ilovescienceApril is an extremely busy month for the Guild as we collaborate in Franklin Institute’s 10-day Philadelphia Science Festival.  Volunteers are needed for our April 28 event at Bartram’s Garden.  For details click here: http://www.philasciencefestival.org/event/23-discovery-day-urban-farming
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March Guild Meeting

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will have the monthly meeting this Thursday, March 21, 7:30pm at Smith Memorial Playground.

  • Newbee Topic: Guild Board Member Representative, Chad Carnahan will be teaching a “basics of woodenware” that will explain how to assemble all basic components of a hive, including frames.
  • Old-Bee Topic: Don Shump, owner of Philadelphia Bee Company and Guild Board Member, will then be doing a talk on “Swarm Control Techniques & Collecting/Hiving Swarms”.

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