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Philadelphia Honey Festival Begins Friday

(credit:  Wagner Free Institute)

(credit: Wagner Free Institute)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Philadelphia Honey Festival is a weekend-long celebration that actually begins with a full day of fun this Friday September 6, at The Wagner Free Institute of Science.

From 10 to noon there’s a morning of events where children 6 to 12 can learn all about pollinators, with activities ranging from scavenger hunts through the museum’s fascinating collections, to examining open hives, watching honey extraction, and making crafts.

It’s all free, but you’re asked to register in advance; as well as for the screenings of the award-winning film, More Than Honey, being shown in the Wagner’s historic lecture hall that day.

Then from 5 to 7 pm, grownups over 21 can join in the Honey Happy Hour (for which a small donation of $5 – $10 is suggested) featuring local honey-brewed beer and the honey liquor called mead.

To register for all these Honey Fest kick-off events this Friday, visit


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