Interlochen’s Sustainability & Nature Lecture and Cooking Series-Honey Tasting

  • Dates: July 12, 2023
  • Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
  • Interlochen, MI 49643
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Sustainability & Nature Lectures are $20, while our food-based programs require a $40 registration fee. All events in this series require preregistration.

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  • About



    Honey Tasting

    Join Interlochen's beekeepers, Willow and Janna, for an evening of sweet exploration. You will learn how to taste, select, and use a wide variety of honey. The tasting will cover the origins, flavors, and culinary uses of many types of honey, from local starthistle to exotic international varietals. You will also take a walk through Interlochen's pollinator garden, with the option to visit the apiary. If you would like to visit the bees, please bring long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes.                

    About the Presenters:              
    Janna Urbasic - Beekeeper                

    Jon Willow takes a stewardship approach to keeping her bees healthy and thriving. She and her partner, Janna, are Interlochen's beekeepers. Together, they teach courses for NMC's Northern Naturalist certificate program and lead classes and workshops at Interlochen's Sustainability Center. Janna has been a northern Michigan beekeeper for seven years and enjoys being an active member of the beekeeping community. She offers beekeeping classes through NMC’s extended education program. She also teaches in the summer lecture series at Interlochen Center for the Arts R. B. Annis Botanical Lab and Community Garden and is the co-beekeeper at their educational apiary. She is a lifelong learner and treasures her greatest mentors—the bees!