Bee Special, Bee Inspired Dinner This Sunday

beeby Steven Doyle

Our very good friends Susan and Brandon Pollard are being honored with a special fundraising dinner that will benefit the Texas Honeybee Guild. The buzzing event is this Sunday from 4 to 7pm at the Casa Stellina on Main Street. Cheffing for the event are the usual cast of cool players that are always in line to help with such ventures, namely Graham Dodds, Matt McCallister, Tim Bevins, and John Mercer. There will also be a screening of “More than Honey” a film by Marcus Imhoof.

You know the Pollards for their never ending efforts to save the honeybees locally from threats both natural and unnatural alike. The Pollards use their own funds to educate school children on the lives and importance of the bees. You may often find Brandon suited up in his full-on bee regalia at the Dallas Farmers Market and other locations when not working with his many hives across North Texas.

Check below for all the sweet details on this very special event.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.


WHAT: Dallas Chefs Graham Dodds, Matt McCallister, Tim Bevins and John Mercer will host a fundraising dinner for the Texas Honeybee Guild, along with a screening of the new film by Marcus Imhoof “More Than Honey.” The award winning Dallas chefs will create seasonal dishes paired with beer from Deep Ellum Brewery and honey infused cocktails created by master mixologist Amber West of Central 214 with vodka, gin and bourbon spirits courtesy of Treaty Oak Distillery.

In Brandon and Susan Pollard, Dallas chefs have found a partner and unspoken advocate for locally produced food, and share the same passion and dedication to the preservation of Texas honeybees. Through the Texas Honeybee Guild the Pollards and local volunteers aid, support and help to educate the Dallas Ft. Worth community.   Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

WHO:  Hosts:  Gianna Madrini & Gregg Fussell, Graham Dodds and Nanci Taylor.

Honorary Committee: Gianna Madrini, Gregg Fussell, Nanci Taylor, Janet Reynolds, Niloo Jalilvand, Robert Moore, Kelly & Justin Clemons, Karen & Sean Fitzgerald, Zack Fickey, John Reardon, Adam Williams, Mark Roberts, Marie Tedei, Benjamin & Melyn Calais.

WHEN: Sunday, November 10, 2013

4:00 PM: Cocktail & Hors de Oeurvres

5:00 PM: Dinner

6:00 PM: Film Screening “More Than Honey” A Kino Lorber film by Marcus Imhoof

WHERE: Casa Stellina, 3005 Commerce Street Dallas Texas 75226

About the Texas Honeybee Guild

Founded by Brandon and Susan Pollard in 2001, the Texas Honeybee Guild is dedicated to building awareness of bees and how they play a part in the world. The guild’s primary focus is bee conservation and establishing honey bee sanctuaries throughout the region. They believe that education is the key to the bee’s survival. The Texas Honeybee Guild is a non-profit organization

About the Honorees

The founders, Brandon and Susan Pollard of Texas Honey Bee Guild, are known for their enduring commitment to bees in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and surrounding communities. Because of Brandon and Susan, Dallas chefs and restaurants now regularly seek out and incorporate honey into their cuisine and cocktails.

If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would only have four years left to live.” – Albert Einstein

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