What you'll do
We’ll immerse ourselves in the fundamentals of suburban beekeeping. We’ll start with a brief lesson on the importance of honey bees and the history of beekeeping in North America. Then we’ll learn about the different kinds of bees that make up a hive and how to manage 50,000 active insects all at once. Next, we'll roll down our sleeves, light up the smoker, and take a detailed peek inside to inspect the health of the colony. After our hive inspection, we’ll have the chance to see and sample some of the products that the bees make: wax, propolis, and, of course, a taste of honey.
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I've come to enjoy and study bees as a result of my curiosity about anything related to plants and horticulture. I have completed courses on queen bee rearing and beekeeping at the University of California, Davis, and I hope to raise queen bees on Maui in the future. Hosting a beekeeping experience is a natural outgrowth of my university lecturing and past public speaking experiences.
Bottled water Fresh, local, raw, honey sample A tube of lip balm made from our own, solar-rendered beeswax
Bee veil, gloves
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Where you'll be
We'll be in my backyard, where the bees conduct their daily routine: flying to and from their hives gathering nectar and pollen.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Please wear, long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes with socks. Try not to wear any perfume or use any floral scented shampoo, unless, of course, you want to be pollinated.