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Beekeeping Bootcamp

A 3 hour in depth beekeeping class for people wanting to become beekeepers

  • 3 hr
  • 125 US dollars
  • 489 South Clark Lane, Elizabeth, IL, USA

Service Description

We will cover the basics of beekeeping, what you should expect to be doing through the beekeeping season, pests that harm the bees, and how to harvest honey.


Cancellation Policy

All tours must be booked in advance, via the online registration system at least 24 hours before the scheduled tour time. Beekeeping Tours Important Information: • Attendees with bee sting allergies should avoid the tour and consider a honey tasting instead. • Location: Dry Creek Beekeeping, 489 South Clark Lane, Elizabeth, IL 61028. * Ages 10+ • ARRIVAL: Check-in onsite BEFORE tour time, 5-15 minutes early. • ONLINE WAIVER must be signed before arrival, including parents' consent for children (ages 10-17). • Weather updates will be communicated via email or phone. • Read the cancellation policy at the end. Tour Information: • Arrive no sooner than 20 minutes before tour time. • Tour includes education, hive visit, and mini honey tasting. • Minimal walking distance, provided beekeeping suit, gloves, and hood. • Closed-toed shoes required, do not wear perfume / cologne, or eat bananas before arriving (bees don’t like these scents). • Beekeeper will use a smoker; expect a smoke odor. • Participants must be physically able, stay with the guide, no pets. • Restroom and handwashing facilities provided. • Photos allowed to be taken- must wear provided gloves (they work with a smartphone) • No drugs or alcohol allowed. Changes/Cancellations: • Email changes to drycreektoursandtastings@gmail.com up to 24 hours before tour time with booking parties' names. • Cancellation refunds: More than 72 hours = 100%, 24-72 hours = 50%, less than 24 hours = no refund. Refunds will go back on payment provided with a small fee applied by the bank that is a pass-through cost. • Private group cancellations require notice 4 days before for a full refund. Weather-related Cancellations: • If weather affects bee’s health or activity, tours may be canceled. • Option for honey tasting instead. • Customers notified via email and phone for cancellations. • Refunds provided for tours canceled by Dry Creek Beekeeping


Contact Details

  • 489 South Clark Lane, Elizabeth, IL, USA


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