The Philadelphia Honey Fest comes to Wyck House on Saturday

For this month’s Second Saturday’s Festival, the Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm will host the third annual Philadelphia Honey Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The “Beyond the Buzz: Why Bees Matter” event in Germantown is designed to raise awareness about the importance of bees, and their impact on the environment and local economy.

“As in all of our festivals, we want there to be a great balance between entertainment and education,” said Kristin Hagar, Wyck’s development and communications manager.

Children’s activities, honey tastings and scholarly presentations about the secret lives of bees and the chemical analysis on honey in Philadelphia are all on the agenda.

Wyck will also be selling honey from their bee colony at the Germantown-based “We Bee Brothers” facility.

In addition to classical, pop and country acoustic music from the Riverside Bluegrass Band, Brewers Outlet, located at 7401 Germantown Ave., will also host a free tasting of honey-based beer from 3 to 5 p.m.

The events (the Wagner Free Institute of Science will host a similar event today as will Bartram’s Garden on Sunday) are free and open to the public.

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