LBI Foundation Hosts Pollinator Potluck This Friday, Sept. 13

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Sep 11, 2019
Courtesy of: LBIF

Loveladies — Stop by and see what all the buzz is about! The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies will hold its 6th Annual Pollinator Potluck and Honey Harvest 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Admission is free for this “edu-taste-ional” event; just bring a pollinator-inspired or honey-infused dish to share. All ages are welcome.

“Do you know how honey is ‘made’? Have you ever heard the phrases ‘busy as a bee,’ the bees knees’ or ‘bee line’?” the Foundation asks. “Honeybees are absolutely vital to the production of our food supply. ... Get to know these critical critters.”

Beekeeper Paul Buterick of Mothflower Apiary will perform an extraction of honey from the LBIF’s adopted hives so attendees can learn how honey is created and harvested from the combs.

As for the dishes to prepare and share with others at the potluck, there are many possibilities. Bees help pollinate a wide variety of everyday foods, such as peaches, tomatoes and almonds. Pollinator-related menu examples include baked pita chips with artichoke dip; fresh figs and mascarpone cheese with honey; beef brochette with green peppers, tomatoes and onions; and Black Forest chocolate cake, as well as beverages like coffee, cranberry juice and apple juice.

The event is also BYOB. For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org.  —J.K.-H.

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