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Honeybees in Maremma

Honeybees in Maremma

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English and Italian

About your host

Bees or the Maremma? How can we say what fascinated us most? My wife Ale and I moved from Padova, in the north-east of Italy, to Tuscany in 2000. Despite our Pedagogy and History degrees, we worked for 4 years on a beekeeping farm, where we learned how to approach this complex and wonderful activity. Finally we decided to set up on our own, so we bought 10 hectars of land and we planted an organic…
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What we’ll do

We will get suited up in protective gear and you'll learn about the art of beekeeping. We will explore the wonderful world of the honeybees by snooping into real active beehives, handling the frames and introducing ourselves to "Her Majesty the Queen Bee". There will be plenty of opportunity to see how bees communicate by doing the waggle dance and witnessing the birth of a new worker bee. You…

What else you should know

Your experience will be led by myself or by my wife Ale. We have been professional beekeepers for 18 years and we both speak English and Italian.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Water and fruit juice
Equipment
Beekeeping suit

What to bring

Light comfortable clothing
Long pants and long socks
Closed toe shoes
A change of clothes (you will sweat in the bee suit)

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

Our farm is an organically pesticide-free peaceful area, surrounded by woods of Oak and flowery pastures.

Keep these in mind

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 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

Your experience will be led by myself or by my wife Ale. We have been professional beekeepers for 18 years and we both speak English and Italian.
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animal encounter
Honeybees in Maremma
3 reviews
$33 / person
3 reviews
$33 / person