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Bees in the D Third Annual Bee-Bee-Q at the Outdoor Adventure Center
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Bees in the D Third Annual Bee-Bee-Q at the Outdoor Adventure Center

Join us for our 3rd annual Bees in the D Bee-Bee-Q fundraiser! We are raising funds to promote the conservation and education of Honeybees as well as grow our hive population

There will be food, music, and both live and silent auctions!

Bees in the D is a 501(c)3 non profit and appreciates your support.

Parking is available at the Outdoor Adventure Center and your ticket to our event will also allow you to roam the rest of the center! Please come casual, jeans are appropriate, and bring your checkbook for those auction items.

Buy tickets before May 31st for discounted pricing!

$55 Early Bee tickets - SAVE $20..Buy before May 31st

$75 after June 1st

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Beekeeping for Beginners
Jul
11
8:30 AM08:30

Beekeeping for Beginners

Are you interested in beekeeping, but have never done it before?

Have you started raising honey bees and want to learn more?

Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D®, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee and hardships like pests and diseases.

Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, have the opportunity to visit active hives and collect and taste the honey.

Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost $90.
If desired, for an additional $10 participants can earn SCECHs (clock hours) for attending the workshop.



Registration open now!

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Blakes Lavender Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Blakes Lavender Festival

BLAKES LAVENDER FESTIVAL
JULY 12, 13 & 14 2019: 10-5PM

With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival at Blake’s is a perfect mid-summer getaway. Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of Lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods! This year’s festival highlights include:
• Over 100 artisans with Made in Michigan products
• Free classes, speakers and demonstrations on topics such as natural wellness, aromatherapy, farming and gardening, benefits of local honey and more!
• DIY make and take workshops with lavender
• Children’s activity tent with free crafts and entertainment for kids 12 and under
• U-pick lavender, fruits, and vegetables
• Lavender infused food and drinks including lavender lemonade, ice cream, cupcakes, donuts, and more!

Admission to the festival includes FREE educational classes, speakers, demonstrations and children’s activity tent!

The festival will be held at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill located at 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada, MI 48005

This is a perfect event for all ages!
Friday, July 12th: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, July 13th: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, July 14th: 10:00am – 5:00pm

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FESTIVAL INCLUDING SPEAKERS, DIY WORKSHOPS, and MORE!

http://blakefarms.com/lavender-festival

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Beekeeping for Beginners
Aug
14
8:30 AM08:30

Beekeeping for Beginners

Are you interested in beekeeping, but have never done it before?

Have you started raising honey bees and want to learn more?

Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D®, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee and hardships like pests and diseases.

Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, have the opportunity to visit active hives and collect and taste the honey.

Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost $90.
If desired, for an additional $10 participants can earn SCECHs (clock hours) for attending the workshop.



Registration open now!

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Tour Inside An Urban Honeybee Hive - COBO CENTER - Thursday June 6th - Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit SB’19
Jun
6
4:00 PM16:00

Tour Inside An Urban Honeybee Hive - COBO CENTER - Thursday June 6th - Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit SB’19

Join us on Thursday, June 6th, in partnership with SB’19 Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit, by suiting up and exploring active Honeybee hives located on the green roof at Cobo Convention Center. You will get a first-hand look at the industrial nature of Honeybees and learn about how Detroit is becoming a leader of urban beekeeping.

At the Cobo Center apiary you’ll enjoy captivating views of the Detroit skyline and views of Windsor, Canada along the Detroit riverfront, on top of their 10,000 square foot green roof.

Tour start times for COBO:

4:00pm - 5:00pm &

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Tickets are $40 and include all equipment needed, and a small jar of local Detroit honey as a keepsake.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Space is limited. Please BEE on time.

COBO Center - 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

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Tour Inside An Urban Honeybee Hive - GM Renaissance Center - Thursday June 6th - Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit SB’19
Jun
6
7:00 AM07:00

Tour Inside An Urban Honeybee Hive - GM Renaissance Center - Thursday June 6th - Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit SB’19

  • Beaubien Parking Structure 7th Floor (map)
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Join us on Thursday, June 6th, in partnership with SB’19 Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit, by suiting up and exploring active Honeybee hives located on the green roof at GM’s Global Headquarters at the Renaissance Center. You will get a first-hand look at the industrial nature of Honeybees and learn about how Detroit is becoming a leader of urban beekeeping.

At the GM apiary alongside our beehives you will see the innovative design of an active prototype beehive. It is constructed from up-cycled vehicle parts that were destined for the landfill..

Tour start times for GM Ren Cen:

7:00am - 8:00am &

8:00am - 9:00am

Space is limited. Please BEE on time

Tickets are $40 and include all equipment needed and a small jar of local Detroit honey as a keepsake.

All participants will be required to sign a release.


Meet on the 7th floor Top of the Beaubien Parking Structure - 238 Beaubien St, Detroit - at least 15 minutes before your tour time.


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Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Sustainable Brands Conference Detroit

Join us at Sustainable Brands 2019!

Bees in the D is taking beekeeping and corporate green initiatives to all new heights!

CATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE EVENTS COMING TO SB19!

GET SUITED UP & GET INSIDE OUR DETROIT HIVES!


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VISIT OUR URBAN BEEHIVES ATOP SOME ICONIC ROOFTOPS IN THE CITY OF DETROIT!

Cobo Center’s Green Roof & GM’S Renaissance Center

JUNE 6TH TOUR START TIMES FOR GM REN CEN:

7:00am - 8:00am &

8:00am - 9:00am





JUNE 6TH TOUR START TIMES FOR COBO:

4:00PM - 5:00PM &

5:00PM - 6:00PM


Society is transforming, at an accelerated rate of change, consumers are demanding even more transparency, authenticity, simplicity, and meaning from brands, businesses, and institutions.

In 2019, Sustainable Brands global flagship conference brings together the innovators, change makers, and visionaries that are leading us towards this charge. SB programming represents the faces and places that are creating new cultural trends, defying convention, challenging the status quo and innovating for good.

Immerse yourself with 3,000+ other leaders, leave inspired, informed and able to Deliver the Good Life for your brand and business.

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ATTRACTING POLLINATORS - Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

ATTRACTING POLLINATORS - Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County

  • 9555 Haggerty Road Belleville, MI, 48111 United States (map)
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ATTRACTING POLLINATORS

Speaker: Brian Peterson

The presentation will share information about different pollinators & how to attract them to your yard/garden. Brian will also share information about Bees in the D and how their organization is education people about the conservation of honey bees. Click here to learn about Brian and further information about his organization

Brian Peterson, Founder – Bees in the D

Educational Speaker Presentation

 

Topic: Pollinators and How to Attract Them

The presentation will share information about different pollinators and how to attract them to your yard/garden. Brian will also share information about Bees in the D and how their organization is educating people about the conservation of honeybees.

 

Event: Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County Monthly Meeting

Affiliated with Michigan State Extension Master Gardener Program

Mission: To grow our membership by providing exceptional volunteer and educational opportunities where Master Gardeners may continue to learn, participate, contribute and network with other like-minded enthusiasts, as well as influence the general backyard gardener in self-sustaining and environmentally-friendly garden practices.

Core Values: Sharing our expertise through volunteer efforts – Horticultural education – Community beautification – Self-sustaining and environmentally-friendly gardening practices – Integrative pest management methods – Fun-loving and inclusive organization. 

www.mgwwc.org/  and on Facebook

 

Date &Time:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

6:30 p.m.  Check-in/socializing/refreshments

7:00 p.m.  Business Meeting

7:15 p.m.  Gardening Topic Presentation

 

Cost

Free to MGWWC members. $3 donation for non-members.

 

Where:

9555 Haggerty Road - Just south of Canton 

Lecture Hall 100 - Right inside the front door

1+ Mile south of Ecorse Road, Right off I-275

Also just north of the I-94 Haggerty Rd. exit  

Lots of convenient free parking

 

Please join us! We hope to see you there!

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GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo

GreenFest 

April 27 -  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free with admission

Visit our booth and see our bees!

Join the Detroit Zoological Society for GreenFest, celebrated on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo.

In observance of the global holiday celebrating life on our planet, Earth Day, the Detroit Zoo hosts its annual GreenFest celebration. The Zoo-wide experience includes demonstrations by the Detroit Zoological Society’s Green Team, conservation education, citizen science projects and exhibits by local conservation groups.

GreenFest is an initiative of the Detroit Zoological Society’s Greenprint, a comprehensive strategic plan to refine and improve facilities and daily practices, develop new policies and programs and improve green literacy in the community.

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STEAMfest at COBO Center March 30
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

STEAMfest at COBO Center March 30

VISIT OUR BOOTH AT STEAM FEST

Part science fair, county fair, and an interactive laboratory; STEAMfest is a one-day show-and-tell event.

Join us for a grand gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors come together to highlight Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

This unique learning event will expose participants to the endless opportunities within STEAM fields. STEAMfest serves as an exciting exploration of STEAM through a variety of more than 65 hands-on activities!

Welcome to Detroit: The Home of NSBE's 45th Annual Convention

Greetings,

On behalf of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), I formally invite you to join us at our 45th Annual Convention, at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich., in NSBE’s “Mother Region” (Region IV), March 27–31, 2019.

This year’s theme is “NSBE 45: Explore. Engineer. Elevate.” Our plan is to engage our members and guests as well as the surrounding communities of Detroit. The convention activities are designed to enhance participants’ knowledge to enable them to master academia, lead the revolution, explore inner creativity and solve the challenges of industry. We will send frequent communications using a variety of media to ensure our members and others are up to date on all aspects of the convention. 

Detroit is the historic center of the U.S. automobile industry and the birthplace of “the Motown Sound.” Today, it is America’s “Comeback City,” becoming a major hub for budding small businesses while attracting major corporations and talent from across the globe. 

The Convention Planning Committee is hard at work developing an experience that will change your life. We hope you will join our other attendees in taking advantage of all the convention activities. Whether you are participating in the various competitions, attending the different workshops, or listening to the inspirational speakers, our goal is to make sure you leave with enhanced skills, empowered to reach any goal.

Welcome home!

Fo’ Solid,
Alanna Tremble
NSBE 2019 Annual Convention Planning Committee Chair

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SEMBA Bee Conference
Mar
16
7:00 AM07:00

SEMBA Bee Conference

  • Wayne County Community College Western Campus (map)
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81st Annual Conference

March 16, 2019

Wayne County
Community College District
Ted Scott Campus - Belleville, MI

Speaker Details Here!

Register Here

If you are a vendor and want to sign up for space at the conference click HERE. You can sign up and pay online !

SEMBA  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 
W C C C D, TED SCOTT CAMPUS

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Basics of Beekeeping
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Basics of Beekeeping

Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee.

Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, tools/equipment needed, hive setup/maintenance and much more. Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping!

NO FEE - Included with the price of Admission

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Bowling for Bees
Jan
20
2:30 PM14:30

Bowling for Bees

BOWLING FOR BEES

FUNDRAISER FOR BEES IN THE D

Shelby Lanes (23 & Van Dyke)

2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and pop included!

$20 per person, $15 kids (12 & under) and up to 6 people per lane

CASH BAR AVAILABLE

50 / 50 RAFFLE AND BASKET RAFFLES

Reserve your spot today! One free raffle ticket with each prepaid entry!



Contact Sharon Rygwelski
(586) 255 5509 sarygwelski@gmail.com
Pay by PayPal
paypal.me/SARygwelski

Raffle prizes generously provided by :
Blakes Farms / Blakes Hard Cider
Super Dope Organics
Spun Sugar
Bon Bon Bon
Shelby Lanes
One Eyed Jacks Bar
Eastern Market Brewing Co.
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Wallace Detroit Guitars
Napa Valley Beverage Co.
Zap Zone
The Detroit I Love

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LOCAL RAW HONEY AND MEAD PAIRING AT B.NEKTAR
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

LOCAL RAW HONEY AND MEAD PAIRING AT B.NEKTAR

Join us for an evening of honey tasting + mead sampling + honey bee education featuring local honey varieties from Bees In The D's Detroit-Metro hives. B.Nektar meads have been carefully chosen to pair with the honey samples for a superb taste experience.


ALL NEW HONEY FROM 2018 HARVEST & 2 NEW MEADS!


This is a limited engagement ticketed event & will sell out fast!


$40 Honey Bee ticket: Single admission and access to honey and mead tasting

This is a fundraising event for Bees in the D. A 501c3 non-profit, highlighting several of our hive locations and partners.


Live music by Escaping Pavement

Fabulous eats by Señors Food Truck

Motor city swag available from Detroit Respect


Can't make it? "BEE" generous and share the event AND donate at: beesinthed.com

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Blake's Craft Faire and Fiber Festival & Honey Harvest
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Blake's Craft Faire and Fiber Festival & Honey Harvest

Join us Labor Day Weekend as fiber enthusiasts come together for the annual Craft Faire & Fiber Festival at Blake Farms.

Bees in the D will be demonstrating a live honey harvest where you can learn the process of extracting, filtering, and jarring up fresh raw honey. Jars will be available to fill fresh from the harvest. 

This event will showcase the use of wool and other natural fibers, while some of the area’s most talented fiber artisans will gather to showcase their talents and unique products including clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels and more. A great variety of workshops on felting, spinning, punch needle, knitting, rug hooking and more will be held throughout the weekend.

In addition to enjoying a unique shopping experience with handmade items, guests will be able to watch educational demonstrations from various fiber artists throughout the weekend. You'll also see how animals contribute to the fiber industry through live displays.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind event, and something that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Admission to the event is free. The Orchard Café and Winery will be serving delicious food during the event. Be sure to save the date and share this event with your friends! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Third Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Third Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Creating culture and community with food, speakers on food justice, diys, chef demos, and sustainability projects! Plus, music! Gratitude to our generous donors - this event is open and free to all.

Urban Beekeeping in Detroit: Building Detroit’s Bee Highway: Julie Pomerleau, Media Coordinator at Bees in the D

Listen to Julie as she discusses the Detroit Bee Highway and urban beekeeping in Detroit.

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Live Honey Harvest
Aug
25
1:30 PM13:30

Live Honey Harvest

  • 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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Live Honey Harvest with Bees in the D

This presentation will share the basics of how bees make honey and the process beekeepers use to harvest that honey. It will also include harvesting the honey and tasting it directly from the hive.

You will have the option to jar and purchase honey to take home.

Fee: Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Contact: Outdoor Adventure Center, 844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367)

Location: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
 

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BON BON BON + BEES BEES BEES IN THE D - Hamtramck Honey Harvest
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

BON BON BON + BEES BEES BEES IN THE D - Hamtramck Honey Harvest

Bon Bon Bon + Bees in the D are hosting a honey harvest open to the public.

JOIN US AT BON BON BON'S CHOCOLATE FACTORY AT 11360 JOSEPH CAMPAU AVE. 

 

SWEET SWEET SWEETS 

Grab some Spun Sugar Detroit's organic cotton candy, and CRISPY ROLL will bee serving up hot n' fresh rolls. 

Each ticket purchased will include a box to take home with your choice of 4 Bon Bon Bons, 2 CRISPY ROLLS, free cotton candy, and proceeds will benefit BEES IN THE D.

Uncap, spin, extract, and repeat... honey. 

 

Tickets are limited for this event.

Jars will BEE available for purchase to take home freshly harvested, raw, filtered honey.

 

BUY TICKETS NOW

BeesInTheD.com

BonBonBon.com

SpunSugarDetroit.com

Crispy Roll

Source:: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bon-bon-bon-bees-bees-bees-in-the-d-hamtramck-honey-harvest-tickets-48532942337

 

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So You Want to Be a Beekeeper
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper

World Honey Bee Day with special guest speaker
Brian Peterson-Roest, Bees in the D
 

So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
For adults who are looking for practical tips and guidelines. You’ll learn how to become a beekeeper and the supplies and basics that you’ll need.


FEE: Included with the price of admission.

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The Life of a Honeybee
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Life of a Honeybee

  • 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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World Honey Bee Day with special guest speaker
Brian Peterson-Roest, Bees in the D

Life of a Honey Bee
Participants will become a member of a honey bee hive and learn the different responsibilities and roles of a honey bee's short life.

This presentation is fun for all ages!
FEE: Included with the price of admission.

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'Bee' is for Beneficial Garden Workshop @ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

'Bee' is for Beneficial Garden Workshop @ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

August 16, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm |

Garden Workshop: 'Bee' is for Beneficial

Thursday August 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - 1100 Lake Shore Rd. 

Learn the ABCs of bees from Brian Peterson-Roest, an award winning educator and CEO and founder of Bees in the D. He'll discuss the benefits of bees and the practice of honeybee keeping. 

 

$12.00 Non-Member

$10.00 Ford House Member

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE FORD HOUSE WEBSITE:

https://www.fordhouse.org/event/08162018/bee-is-for-beneficial-garden-wokshop

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Detroit City Distillery & Bees in the D Live Honey Harvest
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Detroit City Distillery & Bees in the D Live Honey Harvest

  • 1000 Maple Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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Experience an exclusive BEES IN THE D live honey harvest and raw honey tasting with custom craft cocktails made with DETROIT CITY DISTILLERY'S finest liquors and honey from their Detroit honey bee hives atop the historic home of Stroh's ice cream and Goebel Brewing co.

 

Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy limited edition BON BON BON chocolates made with BEES IN THE D local detroit honey and gourmet organic cotton candy from SPUN SUGAR DETROIT.

 

Small eats will be available for purchase from Geisha Girls Sushi. 

Colin McConnell from DETROIT RESPECT will be onsite with a selection of his stylish items for purchase.

 

Each ticket INCLUDES admission and 2 custom craft cocktails.

A portion of each ticket will go to benefit Bees In the D!!

 

Participation in the honey harvest is encouraged but not manditory.

Watch and learn while Brian Peterson-Roest demonstrates and educates on how honey bees gather pollen and nectar, produce honey, honeycomb, and wax. See how we harvest and process this golden goodness.

You can help uncap the comb with a hot knife or take a turn and spin the extractor. We'll even let you taste the fresh raw honey and honeycomb!

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All guests must be at least 21 years of age and with valid ID. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available at the Whiskey Factory located at 1000 Maple Street, and the location is accessible by all modes of transortation. MOGO bikes are located nearby at Gratiot and Russell ST. 

Will I get stung?

No, silly, live bees will not be flying loose inside the factory.

 

The Whiskey Factory, a long­-dormant building at 1000 Maple Street, located just off Gratiot Avenue between Downtown Detroit and Eastern Market, is the last remaining structure at the site that largely defined Detroit’s brewing legacy. Brewing at the site goes as far back as the 1930’s when Goebel Brewing Company built a massive brewery to compete with Stroh’s Brewery, Detroit’s largest brewery at the time. The breweries were located directly across the street from one another. Shortly after Stroh’s acquired Goebel’s in the 1960's the building was converted to a factory to produce Stroh’s ice cream, a successful business created out of necessity during the days of Prohibition when producing alcohol was illegal. 

Today, we're reviving the long history of alcohol production at the site that started it all. 


Spun Sugar Detroit – all natural cotton candy hand-spun with love. The ingredients are simple: organic sugar, plant based dyes, and natural flavoring all creatively crafted into an assortment of delicious and unique flavors including Mango Chili, Ginger Peach, Lemonade, and Pineapple! So many flavors to chose from! All of them are sweet in their own way! So yummy! Visit www.spunsugardetroit.com


Detroit Respect - Detroit Tees and Apparel for Men, Women, and Children.

Visit them at www.detroitrespect.com.

Facebook: @DetroitRespect + Instagram: @DetroitRespect 


BEES IN THE D

“Bees have been a symbol of resurrection throughout history. They’re also a signal of being prosperous and successful and I feel that mirrors Detroit beautifully. It’s a resurrection right now. Detroit had a reputation as Motor City, then it had a reputation that wasn’t so desired, but now we’re seeing another push of Detroit becoming an art mecca, a technology mecca, a greening and gardening mecca. Honey bees would not only benefit Detroit’s community, but agriculture as a whole. Honey bees and an urban environment can have a symbiotic relationship; we can function together. What I love about that aspect of it is most of the spots that I’m eyeing are wasted space. Rooftops where nothing is happening or vacant lots; areas that are for the most part not being used so that’s the beauty of it.” -Brian Peterson-Roest. Visit www.beesinthed.com

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Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics

  • 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee. Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, tools needed, have the opportunity to visit active hives and collect and taste the honey. Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping!

$80. Includes lunch.

Limit 15 people.

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BEEKEEPER'S HONEY WINE DINNER  - St. Ambrose Cellars
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

BEEKEEPER'S HONEY WINE DINNER - St. Ambrose Cellars

BEEKEEPER'S HONEY WINE DINNER

St. Ambrose Cellars

Saturday August 4th, 7:00

The Whitney partners with  St Ambrose Cellars and their sister company Sleeping Bear Farms honey to present this very unique dinner to benefit Bees in the D.

Chef Natasha and St Ambrose Cellars present the "Beekeeper's Honey Wine Dinner" on August 4th in the beautiful Whitney Garden. A portion of the proceeds benefit "Bees in the D". $125 ticket  includes dinner with selected St Ambrose beverages, Valet, Tax. Tip and donation to Bees in the D, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residence, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city of Detroit and Southeast Michigan to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and the education of their importance to our environment.

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Pollinator Palooza
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Pollinator Palooza

  • 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236 (map)
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Discover what’s the buzz at Pollinator Palooza! Bring the family to Ford House for a day of fun hands-on activities and demonstrations to explore the world of bees, bugs, birds and butterflies.
Tickets are on sale here: https://www.fordhouse.org/event/08042018/pollinator-palooza-1

At Pollinator Palooza, you can:
• Take a stroll through our butterfly house;
• Peek into a living bee hive with Bees In The D; and stay for their live presentation, "The Life of a Honeybee"!
• Get all the secrets to attracting hummingbirds to your yard from Wild Birds Unlimited;
• Learn all about beneficial bugs with a live insect presentation from the Leslie Science & Nature Center - LSNC.

Plus, kids will have fun tasting honey, building a bee hotel, making seed bombs, get their face painted, much more! Everyone will have the opportunity to “adopt a pollinator” to take home. And learn how to become a citizen scientist by planting your very own Monarch Waystation.

Bring your wings and join the pollinator party! Kids are welcome to come dressed as their favorite birds, bugs, bees and butterflies.
 

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids.

The event is free for children 2 and under.

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Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics

  • 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee. Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, tools needed, have the opportunity to visit active hives and collect and taste the honey. Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping! $80. Includes lunch. Limit 15 people.

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Michigan Lavender Festival: A Symphony for the Senses - Bees in the D featured guest.
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Michigan Lavender Festival: A Symphony for the Senses - Bees in the D featured guest.

Join Us Friday, Saturday & Sunday: July 13, 14 & 15, 2018 (10am – 5pm)

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The Michigan Lavender Festival offers a true "Symphony for the Senses"! 
Relax and rejuvenate to the essence of Fragrant Lavender swaying in the breeze. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in the shade while sipping on a glass of ice cold Lavender Lemonade. Celebrate the "Grandmother of Herbs" in all her splendor with a series of events centered around the fragrant purple plant, including: workshops, demonstrations, "Cooking With Lavender" classes & more. #BeesintheD will be presenting and will have a small honey harvest demonstration.

FRESH HONEY WILL "BEE" AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AFTER HARVESTING!

With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect mid-summer getaway. Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of Lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods! 

The Michigan Lavender Festival is proud to be a "Made-In-Michigan" Event, featuring over 175 Michigan artists, craftspeople and local area farms. Festival highlights include lavender workshops, wellness classes, wagon rides to tour the farm & orchards. Our annual event takes place at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada.

Admission is $7 for adults; children under 12 admitted free. (Admission includes seating to all classes and demonstrations.)

For more information, send an email to: michiganlavender@gmail.com

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Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Backyard Nature - Beekeeping Basics

  • 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)
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Join Brian Peterson, from Bees in the D, as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the Honey Bee. He will share his journey into the world of beekeeping, explaining common misconceptions, and the fascinating life of the Honey Bee. Workshop participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, tools needed, have the opportunity to visit active hives and collect and taste the honey. Join us to find out what all the buzz is about with beekeeping! $80. Includes lunch. Limit 15 people.

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