Honeybees are an integral part of the ecosystem in Bryn Mawr, and you can learn all about how they contribute to your community at Harriton’s Beekeeping and Honey Festival on Saturday, July 22nd. The free event comes to the Harriton House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the fest, kids can try on the suits that beekeepers wear when dealing with bees—as can adults—and then safely get close to the buzzing hives. Guests will even be able to help the beekeepers harvest honey from the hives. After the hands-on activities, spend some time learning about how honeybees work to keep the landscape beautiful and food supply plentiful. Although the event is free and open to the public, please RSVP online so that the organizers know how many guests to expect.