What you'll do
Delve inside the mysterious world of bees and become a beekeeper just like that! Bees are absolutely magical and their honey has so much more to offer than simply a sweet addition to your tea or toast. Hobo Homestead is set on one of the oldest properties in Byron just walking distance from town. Here you will learn all about the Native Australian (non stinging) Bee and all the magic they provide. We will give you a brief intro on all you need to know about joining the world wide bee movement of homegrown bee keepers and how to plant your garden (even your balcony or rooftop) to support our little friends. We will also spend some time in the barn kitchen brewing homegrown delicious tea (and cocktails if you so desire) with honey as well as explore how to use honey for your own skincare product and learn about the medicinal offering honey provides for your every day uses. If you would like to enquire as to getting a hive setup at your home we will endeavour to help you make this happen so you can do your little part to save the world!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I am a mother, small business owner, healer and beekeeper! One of my passions in life is bringing people together to grow and life a more fulfilled life. Having found a love of Australian Native Bees and the amazing community that exists around the world in bee keeping, I want to share this with any and all interested! From Tea Tree Oil to Manuka Honey bees are part of many aspects of our life and I couldn't be more honoured than to be part of the world wide movement to support these immensely incredible creatures.
We will make my secret recipe tea tonic (hot or cold) with healing honey.
Where you'll be
Hobo Homestead is set on one of Byron Bay's original homestead properties from 1905, originally known as Kingsley Cottage this property is well known among the local community and of historic significance to the region. Walking distance to the town centre we are home to a small vegetable and herb garden as well as our very own family of bees.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
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.
Australian Native Bees are non stinging bees and guests allergic to bee stings do not need to worry!
Backyard Bees and Healing Honey