Held on the grounds of The Southwest Conservation Club 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819. > Map Directions Surrounded by a developing prairie and the preserved grounds, Bees and Brew is held outside under our elegantly lighted science tent, which creates the perfect environment for you to be immersed with the natural surroundings while having a relaxing evening all without traveling too far from home.
Fun, Relaxing, And Hands-on Activities!
- DIY Beeswax Crafts!
- Honey beer and wine tasting!
- A chance to visit and tour a live apiary!
- See an observation hive up close!
- Learn more about the honey bee through our interactive presentation!
- Learn about how you can help the honey bees and their pollination efforts!
Bees and Brew has been designed by our on-staff educator Megan Ryan, who has her Master’s Degree in Education and a passion for pollinators. This evening comes complete with experienced educators and knowledgeable volunteers which allows each guest to have an intimate, fun and enjoyable evening.
Educational Impact & Partners Of Our Program
The overall mission of the Bees and Brew evening is to open the minds of our adult students with a fun and interactive experience that brings them outdoors and connects them with the natural environment all while relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine. Ideas we will explore include the intricacies of the beehive, the role of pollinators in our ecosystem, and the importance of conservation minded thinking and living, as well as the benefits of the bi-products of a beehive, such as beeswax.
Our program and your experience has been brought to life with the assistance of SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), Betterbee, Wheeler’s Bees (Ossian, IN), ACRES Land Trust, organic farms, and other local, regional and national organizations. We are members of the American Beekeeping Federation, Beekeepers of Indiana Association and Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association. Our partnership with all of these organizations includes sharing information and ideas for educating the public to help pollinators.