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Beekeeping in Coastal California

Animals

Beekeeping in Coastal California

1 review
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English
Animals

Beekeeping in Coastal California

Animals

Beekeeping in Coastal California

1 review
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The Woolly Egg Ranch is a historic family farm located just a few miles north of the Gold Gate Bridge on your way to Muir Woods. During your visit, we’ll put on suits and open hives, learn about beekeeping basics, and even sample honey right off the comb. We’ll start the visit with a short farm orientation and learn the basics of beekeeping safety and etiquette before each visitor puts on a bee suit. Then Jennifer will open hives, pull out frames of comb and show you what the bees are doing based on each season. For those feeling brave, you can even hold a frame of comb in your hands while you watch the bees busy at work. Jennifer will share bee stories, tell you how these amazing animals live and work, and if we’re lucky you’ll even spot the queen among all those worker bees. Once the hives have been closed off and we are out of our bee suits, Jennifer will bring out a fresh comb of honey so you can taste what flowers the bees are pollinating that season. She will also have honey from other seasons to sample and will have some for sale to take home with you.

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Your host

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in tending bees, raising hives and mentoring other beekeepers throughout the Bay Area. Since 2014, she has been hosting classes that teach subjects on basic beekeeping all the way to raising your own queen bees. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of bees in a way that makes visitors feel comfortable and safe, while having a close up look at bees in ways that most people never get to experience.

What's included

Food
We will have samples of honey from different seasons to taste and purchase to take home with you.
Equipment
We will provide all necessary suits, veils and gloves for safe beekeeping.

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Where you'll be

The Woolly Egg Ranch is a fifth generation farm in a coastal valley, surrounded by forest and national parks on the way to Tennessee Valley Beach. We raise chickens and ducks to provide eggs to local markets in Marin, plus we have a flock of sheep and an alpaca named Bernadette who graze the hills above the farm. The hills and surrounding areas provide special honey varietals from plants found only along the coast of California.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Perhaps your curiosity of bees is slightly dampened by your fear of getting stung. You’re not alone! Jennifer is an expert in leading people on beekeeping adventures, and she puts your comfort and safety first. She’ll outfit you with all you need to experience beekeeping minus the stings.
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Beekeeping in Coastal California
1 review
From $45/person
1 review
From $45/person