Participation Waiver of Liability

The Bee Shop Inc. Classes and Events

To cover the liability issues of possible injury while participating in events and/or programs, participants are required to checkmark the Waiver of Liability box when purchasing a Course or Event.

It is assumed that class participants are in good physical health, and no health problems exist which make class attendance dangerous to participants. As honey bee colonies are maintained at this site, no one who has a demonstrated allergy to bee stings may participate in classes or events that involve live honeybees. Participants must assume all risk of injury from stings or accidents while attending the class.

The Bee Shop Inc. and its owners will not pay for any medical treatment arising from class activities.

Minors attending an event or class must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. In consideration of participating in classes or other events, the undersigned acknowledges and agrees that:

There is a potential risk of injury from activities involved in beekeeping, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal care may reduce this risk, the risk of injury does exist; and I knowingly an freely assume all such risks both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation;

and I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest staff immediately; and,

For myself, and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release and hold harmless The Bee Shop Inc., its owners, property owners, staff, other participants, (“Releasees”), with respect to any and all injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property, to the fullest extend of the law whether arising from the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.


In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in an event or class, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue The Bee Shop Inc. or anyone connected to The Bee Shop Inc.: owners, property owners, staff, or other participants, for illnesses including death, and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in any event or class.

Assumption of Risks:

Participation in a beekeeping class or event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks can range from

  1. minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains to
  2. major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries or other injuries associated with the handling of and proximity to bees, to
  3. bee stings.

I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in a class or event. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks. Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to indemnify and hold The Bee Shop Inc., all owners, property owners, staff, and other participants harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees, brought as a result of my involvement in and event or program and to reimburse it for any such expenses incurred.

Acknowledgment of Understanding:

I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and sign it freely and volutnarily without any inducement.

Photo Release:

I hereby give my consent to The Bee Shop Inc. to photograph, film, and/or videotape and then use, reproduce, and publish any images or videos of me and/or my guests for commercial purposes including social media postings. I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. I also certify that I do not have a demonstrated allergy to bee stings.