Barnes & Noble (Grosse Pointe), Oct. 14 12-2 p.m.


Join Elizabeth Weigandt, author, Queen Bee (a fantasy adventure novel for kids ages 7-12) and Brian Peterson-Roest, educator, beekeeper and founder of Bees in the D, for an educational session on honeybees, they challenges they face and their depiction in Elizabeth’s novel. Book signing to follow. All ages welcome! 


WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 12:00 - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Barnes & Noble, 19221 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods

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Bon Bon Bon + Bees Bees Bees in the D Honey Harvest
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bon Bon Bon + Bees Bees Bees in the D 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 new building building building at 11360 Joseph Campau Ave. 



Want to bee a Bon Bon Bon "Babe"

and a Bees in the D "BEE"?

As "Babe" you will bee able to make custom Bon Bon Bon chocolates and then as a "Bee" you'll help harvest some fresh Bees in the D honey right from the bee hives located up on Bon Bon Bon's roof. 

Still not sweet enough? Grab some Spun Sugar Detroit's organic cotton candy, and some sweet fruit and dessert sushi from Geisha Girls. Wash it down with some punch which packs a punch* provided by our friends at Detroit City Distillery.

Each ticket purchased will include a box of your choice of 6 bon bon bons and proceeds benefits Bees in the D.

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

Tickets are limited for this event. 

*This is an adult beverage.

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Honey Harvest at Blake's Farm Fiber Festival

Honey Harvest at Blake's Farm Fiber Festival

I will have a table and do a live honey harvest at the Fiber Faire on SATURDAY ONLY

  • September 2nd

    Sep 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM

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    Blake Farms

    17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, Michigan 48005

Info on the 1st annual Fiber Festival:

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

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 of llamas, alpacas, sheep, and rabbits.

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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Dragon on the Lake - Lake Orion
to Aug 27

Dragon on the Lake - Lake Orion

I will have a table and be in the children’s area at Dragon on the Lake.

Saturday and Sunday

Kidz Zone: Tons of fun for families. There’s a full stage of entertainment, crafts, llama rides, inflatables, puppet and magic shows. Also, face painting and performances by Darius, our Chinese Dragon. Surrounding the Orion Art Center, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Made in the USA, Art & Craft Fair: A casual art fair with the relaxed feeling of lake living. Broadway and Flint Streets, 11am – 6pm. In the heart of the fair, artists demonstrate their work on the Art Stage.  Artists will also transform the sidewalks into a colorful pastel canvas to compete in the Chalk Art Challenge and $500 in prizes.

Dragon Boat Races:  On Sunday, beginning at 9:30, enjoy the opening day ceremonies and a full day of racing along with an amazing jet ski show. Dragon boat teams gather in Green’s Park while spectators can enjoy the shaded area at Pelton’s Point for the best view in town. For more information, click HERE.

Xtreme Zone: Find all things cool for teens on Front Street! BMX and skateboards, extreme inflatables. Henna tattoos, robot demos, flight simulators and more.

The Dragon Pub: Beer, wine and entertainment. There’s a full lineup of entertainment all weekend, with food and merchandise vendors.

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Beekeeping for Beginners
to Aug 24

Beekeeping for Beginners

A one-day educational workshop sponsored by Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Oakland University Main Campus
Pawley Hall

To be notified when registration opens, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu.

Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services is pleased to announce the Beekeeping for Beginners workshop to be held at Oakland University in Rochester, MI on TWednesday, August 23rd, 2017. Participants can earn SCECHs for attending the workshop.

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. He will also share the importance of the Honey Bee.

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!

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World Honey Bee Day: So you want to be a Beekeeper?
3:00pm 3:00pm

World Honey Bee Day: So you want to be a Beekeeper?

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

3:00 p.m. 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.

NO FEE: Both events are included with the price of admission. ­ 


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Michigan Lavender Festival
to Jul 16

Michigan Lavender Festival

 We will have a booth and will do a few workshops at The MI Lavender Festival

15th Annual Michigan Lavender Fest – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 14, 15 & 16, 2017 (10am – 5pm)

Admission is just $7 for adults; Children under 12 enter free. 

Your admission Includes unlimited seating to all classes & demonstrations.  

FREE Parking within walking distance. 

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Bees In The D 1st Annual BEE BEE Q Fundraiser
4:00pm 4:00pm

Bees In The D 1st Annual BEE BEE Q Fundraiser


Join us for our 1st annual Bees in the D "Bee-Bee-Q" Fundraiser. 
We are raising funds to promote the conserveration and education of Honeybees as well as purchase an extractor and supplies for our annual honey harvests.

There will be food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction.

Suggested donation of $50 per person.

Bees in the D is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.



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

Parking & Valet is available at the Rattlesnake Club or the Strohs River Place parking structure on Wight Street for a nominal fee.

What can I bring into the event?

Your checkbook for the silent auction and donations.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email brianpeterson@beesinthed.com, facebook.com/beesinthed.





Sat, June 17, 2017

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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200 River Place Dr

200 River Place Drive 

Detroit, MI 48207 

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Pollinator’s Garden

Pollinator’s Garden

In this presentation, you can learn how to grow plants in your yard and garden that help benefit pollinators. You will then use recycled paper to make "flower bombs" that you can plant in your yard.


Adults; children may enjoy this as well.

Event is included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

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