LBI Foundation Pollinator Potluck and Honey Harvest Sept. 21

Sep 10, 2018

Come see what all the buzz is about! The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences will hold its fifth annual Pollinator Potluck and Honey Harvest on Friday, Sept. 21. Beekeeper Paul Buterick of Mothflower Apiary joins the LBIF in hosting the “edu-taste-ional” event, which begins at 6 p.m.

Buterick, the Foundation’s resident beekeeper, “will harvest honey produced by the LBIF bees, offering visitors a firsthand look at the harvesting process of uncapping the combs and spinning out the honey,” explained Jillian Schratz, LBIF membership and community coordinator. “Information will also be provided about the important role that bees and pollinators have in making the foods that we eat every day,” she added.

Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring a pollinator-inspired or honey-infused dish to share. Bees help pollinate a wide variety of everyday foods, such as peaches, tomatoes and almonds. Menu ideas 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 such as coffee, cranberry juice and apple juice.

“We are always amazed by the incredible creativity of the guests in the dishes that they concoct, resulting in a colorful array of delicious treats,” said Schratz.

Beer will be available for purchase from Pinelands Brewing Co., which will be featuring a special-edition beer mixed with Mothflower Apiary’s honey harvested from the LBIF honeycombs.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org. —J.K.-H.

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