Are you pro-pollinator, concerned about healthy bees and the environmental and political challenges that threaten the bee population? Do you plan your spring planting options with an eye to seeds that promise to attract bees? Do you visit the Ag Building at the State Fair just to see the latest from the state’s award-winning beekeepers?
Have you ever sampled – or even cooked up a batch of — “Love Honey?”
If you’ve read this far you are probably a pollinator advocate and have already sent in your reservation for the fourth annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge. Sponsored by Beez Kneez, (https://thebeezkneezdelivery.com/) and catered by Chow Girls, the challenge is set for Wednesday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 PM at the Solar Arts, 711 NE 15th Avenue, in Northeast Minneapolis.
Speaker for the evening is well-known entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak of the U of M Bee Lab. (https://www.beelab.umn.edu) Dessa will emcee the evening, which will also include live entertainment from Dreamland Faces, Appetite for Change’s Urban Youth “Grow Food” and appearance by the Minnesota Rollergirls. And, yes, you will have an opportunity taste test sweets from competing professional pastry chefs and “savories” from local restaurants.
The Dandelion Honey Pastry Chief Challenge is sponsored by Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives, a Bees Kneez campaign that has been successful in passing pollinator legislation and in raising public awareness of the environmental challenges to pollinators.
Love Honey is the honey made from dandelions, the first flowers of spring where bees can find food. As planners note, “the public, for the most part, does not show dandelions love.” Instead we spray lawns and kill the pollinators so essential to our food and flowers. A loss to gourmets and honey lovers because, Beez Kneez event planners insist, “the honey is delicious.”
Much more about Beez Kneez, including photos of their bicycle delivery system and the Beez Kneez Honey House, plus their community-based popular learning opportunities here: https://thebeezkneezdelivery.com
Cost of the Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge is $35.