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Bee Hive Tour

Yarrambat, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Nathan

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Want to experience something different?….really different.

Learn about the intriguing world of honey bees in a way that few get to experience: through the hands­-on exploration of an active, living beehive!

Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen based beekeeper, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life Beekeeper.

Initially Nathan will give you some tips on what to look for inside a hive including how to spot the Queen and where to look to potentially witness the birth of a new worker bee. Then, together we’ll lift the lid of a busy hive, watch bees at work creating honey, pull out a frame of honey ready for extraction, and get up close with more than 100,000 bees!

After, we carefully close the lid, we’ll sample some of the honey direct from the hives while enjoying a refreshing honey tonic compliments of Karen, Managing Director of Rivers of Yarrambat (who is also a passionate beekeeper herself).
Other things to note
Wear casual comfortable clothing with Long Pants, Socks and protective shoes/boots. Avoid wearing dark colour clothing, perfume or aftershave.

Photos of your experience will be sent afterwards.
Want to experience something different?….really different.

Learn about the intriguing world of honey bees in a way that few get to experience: through the hands­-on exploration of an active, living beehive!

Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen based beekeeper, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life Beekeeper.

Initially Nathan will…

Nathan's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Delicious Food Platter - Delight your senses with a selection of locally so...
  • Drinks
    Refreshing Honey Tonic - with a touch of lime and ginger
  • Equipment
    Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Garters
From £46
/ person
Sun, 13 Dec
14:00 - 16:00
Join 2 other guests
£46 per person
£46 per person

Meet your host, Nathan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm Nathan Stewart your local Beekeeper.

Beekeeping is really a 'hobby gone wild' for me. I'm passionate about creating awareness for Bees and the important role they play in our environment and food production.

I really enjoy sharing my knowledge about the intriguing world of honey bees in a way that few get to experience: through the hands­-on exploration of an active, living beehive!
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Where you'll be

You'll spend the morning at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat. Travel 35 minutes out of Melbourne to leafy Yarrambat to one of Melbourne's leading Garden and Wellness Centres.

TRANSPORT: Travelling from Melbourne? Haven't got your own transport? Just let us know and we can help. You can easily catch a Train from Melbourne Flinders Street Station to South Morang (Mernda Line) - about 45min ride. Nathan will pick you up from the Station

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Maxim
March 2020
This is a fascinating experience. Nathan is a real expert and is deeply passionate about beekeeping. I have learned a lot. Highly recommended.
Luke
February 2020
Awesome experience for someone with interest but no idea where to begin, Nathan and Candice were so accomodating and made the experience unforgettable, feeling absolutely inspired!
Keeley
February 2020
UnBEElievable experience, Nathan is a very friendly and Accommodating host. Lovely platters and an up close personalised experience. Groups runs small leaving a lot of room for discussion and in-depth look into the bee hives. Completely worth it! Loved going through the stages from being in bee suits to harvesting the honey. Best unique Airbnb experience you could look forward too!
UnBEElievable experience, Nathan is a very friendly and Accommodating host. Lovely platters and an up close personalised experience. Groups runs small leaving a lot of room for dis…
Lynsay
February 2020
Fantastic experience and great value for money! We loved every minute, with welcoming hosts, informal setting and lots of interesting information about bees! Lots of little touches that make all the difference and such a unique and special experience! Thanks Nathan and Candice.
Fantastic experience and great value for money! We loved every minute, with welcoming hosts, informal setting and lots of interesting information about bees! Lots of little touches…
Eddie
February 2020
A truly unique experience, provided by a friendly and humble expert. Has inspired us to get into bee keeping. Couldn't recommend this more.
Helena
February 2020
A truely unique experience that gives you value for money. If you love honey, you get great insight into how the honey is made. Nathan has a great passion that is evident in this experience, and makes you go home to think about how you can begin a hive at home. Great atmosphere, highly recommend this, (even if you’re scared of bees)
A truely unique experience that gives you value for money. If you love honey, you get great insight into how the honey is made. Nathan has a great passion that is evident in this e…

Choose from available dates

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  • Sun, 13 Dec
    14:00 - 16:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £46 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera

Socks