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"Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper" Special Event with Bill Turnbull

Bartram's Garden

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

"Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper" Special Event with...

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Bartram's Garden Member 14 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild Member 20 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Paid Ticket (without Twilight Tour) 14 Tickets Ended $5.00 $1.27
Paid Ticket with Twilight Tour 15 Tickets Ended $12.00 $1.65

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The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Bartram's Garden

cordially invite you to attend a special Twilight Tour with Bartram Curator Joel Fry

and Talk with Author and Beekeeper Extraordinaire Bill Turnbull


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bartram's Garden

54th Street & Lindbergh Blvd. in Philadelphia


Seasonal Refreshments & Honey will be served


6 to 7 pm : Twilight Tour of Bartram's Garden with Curator Joel Fry. Learn more about the history of beekeeping at Bartram's Garden, plus the busy work of pollinating insects and the plants they love in the Garden!


7:30 - 9 pm: Author Bill Turnbill presents his latest book, Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper. Q&A with the author and book signing to follow.

This event is free for members of Bartram's Garden and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. Ticket price for non-members: $5 for talk; $12 for talk and Twilight Tour.

More about Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper:

Like almost any suburban-dweller with a job, spouse, and kids, Bill Turnbull had not intention of becoming a beekeeper. But when and advertisement for beekeeping classes appeared in the family vet's office shortly after a swarm of bees landed in Bill's backyard, it seemed to be a sign. Beekeeping was  an even stickier operation than Bill realized, though, and as he quickly learned, just because you are passionate about something doesn't mean you'll be virtuoso. Full of laugh-out-loud antics, lessons learned the hard way, and a passion for the beauty and importance of the infuriating, fascinating--and increasingly threatened--honeybee, Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper is a story about the transformative power of doing what you love--even if you're bad at it.

Bill Turnbull is President of the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers, public ambassador for the British Beekeeper's Association, and does beekeeping demonstrations at agricultural shows throughout the U.K. He lives outside of London.
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Bartram's Garden

Bartram's Garden is the 18th century home of botanist, naturalist, and explorer, John Bartram. The National Historic Landmark site is located on the banks of the Schuylkill River and operated by the John Bartram Association in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Please visit our website for more information:

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