Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer Community Beekeeper at Hudson Gardens! Before completing this application, please make sure that you have reviewed Hudson Gardens' Beekeeping Protocol.

Once you have reviewed the Beekeeping Protocol, please complete the application form below.

Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please indicate:

1) How many full seasons of beekeeping experience you have.

2) Number of hives currently owned/managed at any location.


Please describe why you wish to become a Volunteer Community Beekeeper at Hudson Gardens.

Objectives and Goals

If you have fewer than three years experience as a beekeeper, please describe your beekeeping objectives and goals for next year.


If you are an intermediate beekeeper (3+ years experience), please describe your personal beekeeping philosophy.

Volunteer Agreement, Waiver and Liability Release

I certify I am at least eighteen years of age and that the information given in this volunteer application is true and correct and has been provided voluntarily. Further, I certify that I have read the complete Beekeeping Protocol of The Hudson Gardens & Event Center and agree to abide by its direction. I understand that violations of this protocol will result in my forfeiture of beekeeping privileges at The Hudson Gardens.

I understand that volunteer services at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center (Premises), managed and operated by the King C. Hudson and Evelyn Leigh Hudson Foundation, Inc. (Foundation), may involve physical activity and exertion, including physical labor in an outdoor setting, which may expose me to certain risks of physical injury. I agree to be responsible for maintaining my own illness/accident insurance coverage and to be primarily responsible for payment for any incidental, medical or personal injury costs incurred in the performance of the activities described herein.

I attest that my attendance and involvement in such volunteer activities is voluntary, that I am participating at my own risk. I knowingly assume the risk of personal injury or death to myself, or loss, damage or destruction of my personal property, from whatever cause arising out of my performance of volunteer services at the Premises. I further release Foundation from any liability for any of the risks, losses, claims, demands, suits, or judgments described herein, except to the extent such risk, loss, claim, demand, suit, or judgment arises out of the negligent or willful actions or the failure to act on the part of the Foundation, its officers, agents, or employees. I agree to indemnify and save harmless the Foundation, its officers, agents and employees, from any liability for any personal injury or property damage I may cause to others while performing volunteer services at the Premises. Such indemnification shall extend to any third party claims that may arise as a result of my actions. This waiver shall apply to the full extent permitted by law to the above activities and risks.

I have read and agree to the physical and time requirements for the position(s) of which I am applying. I understand that Hudson Gardens reserves the right to place volunteers in an area best suited to the applicant’s skills and needs of the organization and that positions may be terminated or modified at Hudson Gardens’ sole discretion. I understand that I will not be paid for any services as a volunteer. I waive my right to privacy in the information which I have voluntarily provided and agree to the use of my photograph for the publicity and public relations purposes of The Hudson Gardens.