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!
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.