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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Before you put your beekeeping veil on, we'll first review the workings of a honey bee colony and the basics of backyard beekeeping. We'll discuss equipment, safety precautions for working around a hive, and steps you can take to prepare your own yard for beekeeping. You will then have the opportunity to experience and photograph a honey bee hive inspection. All activities will take place outdoors.

Heather's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

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Learn more about Heather

Heather

I'm co-founder of Apple Acres Farm and the beekeeper of our Italian and Saskatraz honey bee hives. We introduced honey bees to our farm back in 2017 and haven't looked back! I enjoy sharing my knowledge about the ins-and-outs of backyard beekeeping to help others better understand these fascinating pollinators.

What's included

Equipment
Beekeeper veil

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Where you'll be

You will visit the Apple Acres Farm apiary situated next to our vegetable garden. Prior to inspecting the hive you will have an opportunity to witness honey bees in action pollinating our gardens and natural areas.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. If your group is larger than 4 people, please contact me and we can discuss options for hosting a larger group. All activities will take place outdoors.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Wear light colored clothing, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and tall socks. Gloves are optional. Please do not wear any perfumes or use heavily scented products beforehand.

More tips

Honey bees are sensitive to how people behave. Please bring a calm and curious attitude.
Heather
Backyard Beekeeping
3 reviews
From £34/person
3 reviews
From £34/person