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City Councilman’s Effort To Preserve Bees Swatted Down By Nutter Administration

Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones is concerned that residents all too often call in exterminators when they find a bee hive on their property and the exterminators aren’t trained to remove the hive without killing the bees.


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HoneyFest Kicks Off Friday At Wagner

If you’re free this Friday, you can kick off the first day of the Philadelphia Honey Festival at the Wagner Free Institute of Science.


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Philadelphia Honey Festival Hosts Cooking Contest

Show off how you cook with honey at the upcoming Philadelphia Honey Festival, the first weekend in September.


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Harsh Winter Delivers Major Blow To Bees

We can add another thing to the list of what the just-ended winter hammered: bees. From an infectious mite to the mysterious colony collapse disorder, you can add winter’s months of frozen tundra to the list.


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Philadelphia Honey Festival This Weekend

The Philadelphia Honey Fest happens this weekend, including Saturday at the Wyck Historic House in Germantown and Sunday at Bartram’s Garden.


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Learn About Honeybees At West Chester University

The Eastern Apicultural Society meets at West Chester University, where over 600 beekeepers will discuss how to keep the threatened honey bees healthy.



Penn State Leading Project To Solve Declining Honey Bee Population

This multi-center project called the “Bee Informed Partnership” is side-stepping the question of what’s killing bees, so important to crop pollination, according to Dennis van Engelsdorp, the project leader.