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‘Bees & Brew’ Returning After A Sold-Out 2016 Season

Looking for a refreshing new idea for date night? Need an excuse to get out of the house with your girlfriends and do something unique? Come and join us for an evening of “Bees and Brew.”

Bees & Brew has something for everyone; the creative, the adventurous and the curious. Spend your evening exploring the honeybee through hands-on fun including, beeswax candle making, DIY beeswax lotion bars, sampling honey wine, observing a hive up close through our sealed observation hive or… for the brave ones, suiting up and visiting the apiary where you can see a real hive up close and personal.

Held on the grounds of The Southwest Conservation Club 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819. 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 two educators which allows each guest to have an intimate, fun and enjoyable evening.

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.

Tickets are $35.00 per attendee and online pre-reservation is required at: Ticket for the evening includes your DIY beeswax candle, a sample of raw honey, 2 glasses of honey wine or beer on the house, light hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the apiary, and a fun presentation all about bees.

Southwest Honey Co. was founded by Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan as an initiative to protect and conserve the bee population in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We believe that education is the most effective way to influence and change a community’s perspective on the importance of the honey bee population. For more information about how you can help the bees, please visit