June 15, 2016

Bees & Brew FAQs

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!
  • Your signed waiver
  • 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 Honey?

  • There will be honey available for purchase
  • 12.6 oz. bottles are $10.00

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 and Brew begins. This will allow for check-in time and registration.
  • There will be restroom facilities available, but they are an ample walk from the science tent. Please arrive a bit early if you will need to stop at the clubhouse to use the facilities before Bees and Brew begins.

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 and 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 And 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! Education is the key! The more people who become aware of ways they can help pollinators, the better off our environment will be.
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Where Does The Event Take Place?

  • Bees and Brew takes place at the beautiful Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (View Map). The grounds are home to a plethora of natural wildlife and lovely scenery.
  • You will find us under the science tent (you will see this to the left upon entering the Southwest Conservation Club property). The tent is blue and white.
  • Please park in the main parking lot. There is a short walk over to the event tent.

Whom Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

  • Megan Ryan (260)609-2897