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Tuscany beekeeping lesson

Manciano, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Giovanna

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We propose some hours together to approach world of bees.
The day is scheduled as follows:
- short introduction to beekeeping (the biology, lifecycles..) and explanation of the works to do in the apiary
- visit apiary with practical lesson and photos
- tasting our honey and other farm products
Our tasks will be dictated by whatever the bees need that day.
Other things to note
We'll meet at the farm; you can take your own camera, otherwise we'll send you the photos

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What's included

  • Food
    honey, saffron, barley
  • Equipment
    bring boots or closed shoes
From £33
/ person

Meet your host, Giovanna

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! We are Giovanna and Davide, we moved from Mialno to Tuscany in 2005. We approached beekeeper world in 2011 and we were fascinated so that I, Davide, have decided to become a beekeeper. This world has immediately conquered me for its wonderful ability to build a world that is nothing short of perfect. My task is to make bees feel good to get in return a very delicious honey!
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Where you'll be

We'll visit farm's apiary , a few steps form the farm in the Maremma toscana

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Claudia
October 2020
Esperienza appassionante! Giovanna e Davide perfetti host! Ci ha fatto venir voglia di avere cura delle api e di avere un piccolo apiario nostro...
Guillaume
September 2020
We had a fantastic experience with Giovanna and his husband and would recommend to anyone (young and old)! After a short introduction on the world of bees, we went to the hives and could explore ourselfs the life of bees. They really are passionate about what they do and share their passion through this experience. Thank you very much!
We had a fantastic experience with Giovanna and his husband and would recommend to anyone (young and old)! After a short introduction on the world of bees, we went to the hives and…
Roberto
September 2020
They were warm and very welcoming to us. This was a once in a lifetime experience in an absolutely amazing location with people who truly care about the future of these incredible bees. Of all the great experiences I've had, this really has been at the top. Most were for my entertainment but this experience was so pure and educational about some of the most important insects in our amazing world! I'm truly grateful and thankful that Giovanna is offering to share this with outsiders and passing this knowledge along.
They were warm and very welcoming to us. This was a once in a lifetime experience in an absolutely amazing location with people who truly care about the future of these incredible…
Luca
August 2020
Esperienza molto molto interessante, con persone ospitali e splendide. Ci hanno fatto sentire subito a nostro agio e trasmesso entusiasmo e la passione per le loro attività. Decisamente consigliato!
Daniela
July 2020
Il mondo delle api mi ha sempre incuriosita e Giovanna e Davide mi hanno dato la possibilità di entrare in contatto con questo meraviglioso mondo. Loro sono disponibili solari e molto competenti, è stato emozionante poter partecipare attivamente a quella che è la vita di un’ apicoltore. La degustazione di miele e dei formaggi locali sono stati la ciliegina sulla torta. Due ore insieme per poi salutarci come se ci conoscessimo da sempre. Complimenti davvero!!!
Il mondo delle api mi ha sempre incuriosita e Giovanna e Davide mi hanno dato la possibilità di entrare in contatto con questo meraviglioso mondo. Loro sono disponibili solari e mo…
Marco
July 2020
Giovanni e David molto accoglienti e gentili. Spiegazioni ben articoliate ed interessanti. Una bella esperienza per i bambini e per noi “ grandi”.

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    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 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    boots or closed shoes