“Pleasant words are a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bone.”
CONTRACT OF APPRENTICESHIP:
This contract is between “Soul Honey” owner Robin L Young and _________________________________________________________
You will learn to Split a hive and how to maintain your own hives through out the seasons:
2 combs of honey for a top bar hive
1 comb of caped brood for a top bar hive
1 comb with “c” larva visible to grow a queen for a top bar hive
The purpose of this document is so that you can participate in the splitting of a hive into a top bar hive. In this agreement Ms. Young will help and teach how to grow a queen from the larva state to a mated and laying state. Guidance will be offered if you chose to establish you own hives and advice on seasonal beekeepers duties to the hive will be offered. The apprentice’s responsibilities:
Will keep in communication with Ms. Young .
Will try and coordinate meeting with Ms. Young at least 2 times during the “flower”/honey flow/Spring & Fall season in order to assess the progress of a hive and to treat for any attacks on the hive.
Will supply their own protective bee suit, gloves, smoker and hive tool after 1st onsite beekeeping session. (Do not make any purchases until after you have come out and had your 1st lesson.)
Will plan to spend your own money on setting up 2 bee hives. (Prices vary, but most bee hive boxes run $250 and a pack of bees with a queen run around $175 from Beeweavers.)
Will commit to feeding and maintaining your own hives so they have the best start on their first year.
Will not have a problem with Ms. Young coming on your property to assist you in setting up your hives. You will spend 20 to 40 hours with Ms. Young during the year roughly.
Name _________________________________________________________________________________ Date__________________________________
Soul Honey, by Robin Young
Waiver of Liability
To cover the liability issues of possible injury while participating in all aspects and/or phases of Soul Honey queen rearing and bee keeping lessons, participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability.
In consideration of participating in the Soul Honey business, 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 AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. I willingly agree to follow all safety rules for the activates and instructions by Soul Honey and it’s representative. If, However, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation that may cause injury to myself to others I will remove myself from the participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest instructor or Soul Honey Representative Immediately; and
For myself, and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Soul Honey, Robin Young, J Young Land & Cattle ltd., their officers, other participants and if applicable, owners, and lessors of the premises used to conduct the bee keeping activates (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW WHEATHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND IT’S TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
Participant’s Signature: ______________________________________________
Printed Name: _______________________________________________________
DATE SIGNED: _______________________________________________________
Phone #: ______________________________________________________________
MEDICAL INFORMATION: To my knowledge participant is ________/ is not ________allergic (subject to anaphylactic shock) to honey bee stings.
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