What Should I Wear?

  • Appropriate clothing for the outdoors
  • If you will be visiting the apiary, please wear closed toed shoes
  • We recommend long pants

What Should I Bring?

  • Please bring your photo ID (we will be unable to serve alcohol to anyone without a valid ID)
  • An open mind, ready to learn and have fun!
  • We will be working with beeswax, honey, and bees- if you are allergic to any of these, please bring an epi-pen with you

Can I Buy Local Honey?

  • Yes, there will be honey bottles and honey sticks available for purchase, as well as other items such as candles, t-shirts, bumper stickers and more!

Can I Buy Additional Alcohol?

  • No, there will be a 2 drink limit for each guest.

When Should I Arrive?

  • We ask that you arrive approximately 10 minutes before Bees & Brew begins. This will allow for check-in time and registration.
  • There will be restroom facilities available.

What Happens If There Is Inclement Weather?

  • We will cross our fingers that this does not happen, but as we operate outdoors, inclement weather is a possibility. Before and throughout the duration of Bees & Brew, our educators will be monitoring the weather and other factors that may cause the event to be cancelled. In any such case, each registrant will be emailed and retain southwesthoney.com online credit or have fees returned.

Can Someone Under The Age Of 21 Attend Bees And Brew?

  • Sorry! This is a 21+ event only. Anyone under the age of 21 is unable to attend.

Does I Need A Signed Waiver?

  • Yes! Each participant must have a signed waiver in order to participate in our program.

How Long Will Bees And Brew Last?

  • We wish we had all the time in the world but… Bees & Brew will last approximately 120 minutes

When Should I Pay For My Tickets?

  • We ask that you pay online at the time of registration. Unfortunately, we cannot accept walk-up registrations.

What Happens If I Need To Cancel?

  • Please contact us via phone Megan (260)-609-2897 or email education@southwesthoney.com
  • We ask for a 2 week notice prior to the scheduled event in order to guarantee a full refund.

Why Is Education About Honey Bees And Pollinators So Important?

  • Honey bees are declining at an alarming rate- if this issue is left unaddressed, it could drastically change our world’s ecosystem, agriculture, and food production.
  • Honey bees and other pollinators may be small, but they are mighty- we have a honey bee to thank for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat! We believe that education is the key! The more people who become aware of ways they can help pollinators, the better off our environment will be.
  • Click Here for more information about our educational / organization philosophies and mission.

Where Does The Event Take Place?

  • Bees and Brew takes place at the beautiful Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. (View Map).
  • You will find a volunteer ready to assist you at the main entrance.
  • Parking can be found nearby. All parking fees should be waived for this event.

Whom Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

  • Megan Ryan (260) 609-2897