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Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow

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Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow

7 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow

Animals

Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow

7 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

During this beekeeping experience you will learn about the importance of honeybees and other pollinators, beekeeping basics, and have a chance to encounter amazing behaviours of honeybees first-hand. On our inspection visit to the beehives, we will put on protective suites and come in direct contact with the bees. The honey we will will taste is unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. It is collected by happy naturally-kept honeybees in the wild meadows of old Kinghurst Forest. Designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI), Kinghurst Forest is a special place that offers a rare glimpse into Ontario’s natural past. The mature hardwood old-growth forest provides the honeybees and other pollinators with a rich variety of rare native wildflower forage in May and early June. These spring ephemerals – plants that bloom briefly in spring, before the trees leaf out - are one of southern Ontario’s most beautiful displays and provide a one-of-a-kind delicately rich and vibrant flavour to the honey. We’ll end the experience tasting local cheese and honey. If weather allows, our guests are welcome to have a picnic on the grounds after. Follow iamfreija on Instagram for latest updates and more photos.
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Learn more about Valentine

Valentine

We are Ghazal and Valentine, co-founders of Freija, a one-of-a-kind Canadian adventure company specializing in hosting personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. We are both avid beekeepers, travellers, conservationists, educators and photographers. We have been tending to our bee yard for the past two years and love to share our love of bees with others.

What's included

Food
Honey. Tea and coffee
Equipment
Bee suits

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Where you'll be

Your experience includes the following. - Upon your arrival we will give you a short description and then suit you up in a bee suit. - We will then take you out to our apiary in a beautiful forest meadow. - You will have a hands on, educational experience with the bees, ask all the questions you've ever wanted to know about bees and honey - Enjoyable and relaxing lunch in the meadow after

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 10 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable around wildlife.

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.

More tips

Please let us know if you are allergic to bees.
Valentine
Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow
7 reviews
From £36/person
7 reviews
From £36/person