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Air Bee N Bee, Honey & Hive

Bowral, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Hamish

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Honey is a remarkable food and ingredient. The taste, viscosity, colour and aromas are linked directly to the floral sources available to the bees. In this gourmet food tour you will join a local food and wine enthusiast, beekeeper and bon vivant on a honey tasting, overview of the lifecycle of a colony and then suit up and visit a beehive!
The honey tasting provides a unique insight into the different tastes and textures created by Hamish’s bees and a diverse range of floral sources. Hamish harvests his honey using the Flow Hive system which allows you to take small amounts of honey at a time without disturbing the bees. We get to taste honeys collected weeks and sometimes days apart and compare them. All of this alongside leaf tea or plunger coffee, freshly baked scones and award winning jam. By building our knowledge of these important pollinators we are helping build a sustainable future for the bees and for all of us.

You will need fully enclosed shoes to be able to do this. During winter (April - September) we don't open the hives but get up close to observe the bees coming and going and view them through specially designed glass hive windows.
Although the group size is limited it is possible to host a larger group; I simply bring along another beekeeper and they will open another hive. Likewise you can request a date. @bowralbeekeeping
Honey is a remarkable food and ingredient. The taste, viscosity, colour and aromas are linked directly to the floral sources available to the bees. In this gourmet food tour you will join a local food and wine enthusiast, beekeeper and bon vivant on a honey tasting, overview of the lifecycle of a colony and then suit up and visit a beehive!
The honey tasting provides a unique insight into the different tastes and textures created by Hamish’s…
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Food
    You'll be served fresh homemade scones with HONEY of course and tea or coff...
  • Equipment
    You will be provided with a professional sting proof beekeeping suit with a...

Meet your host, Hamish

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 54 Reviews
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I am a keen beekeeper and got my first hives at school. I love my bees for their work pollinating the food we eat, their environmental impacts, through to the fascinating way they communicate and interact. And they make awesome honey! I am a strong advocate for inclusion, the rights of LGBTIQA people and acknowledge that these experiences take place on Gundangara lands and that sovereignty was never ceded.
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From $76
/ person
Sat, Apr 24
$92 per person
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$92 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$76 per person
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
$76 per person
Mon, Apr 26
$76 per person
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$76 per person
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Where you'll be

Hamish's home is in town in Bowral and is a large sloping block on the side of Mt Gibraltar. There is plenty of parking and is walking distance to the towns shops, main street, and railway station.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Simon
April 2021
Great fun! Well worth a couple of hours to check in with the fascinating and secret life of bees. (And enjoy some of Hamish’s award winning jam!)
Michael
April 2021
Fantastic experience, Hamish was well versed in skills of beekeeping - it was very informative and entertaining. We got close up with the bees, and learnt a lot about them. Thank you Hamish.
Louise
April 2021
Hamish was the perfect host He was not only friendly,knowledgeable about the bees 🐝 and bee keeping but also not a bad baker and jam maker It was a perfect morning
Paul
April 2021
Beekeeping with Hamish was a great experience. His knowledge is extensive and he was able to explain the life of bees in an informative and fun way. An unusual but worthwhile tour.
Jeffrey
April 2021
we loved it. learnt so much and ate so much honey. fun way to spend a day in bowral and learn about the world. 🍯
Jessica
March 2021
This experience was wonderful, apart from feeling like I acquired a very valuable practical new skill, I learnt a lot of history and science. This was well worth doing.

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  • Sat, Apr 24
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $92 per person
  • Sun, Apr 25
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $76 per person
  • Mon, Apr 26
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Wed, Apr 28
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Wed, May 5
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Fri, May 7
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Mon, May 10
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

If you are allergic to beestings you should bring appropriate medication like an epi pen. It is unlikely you will be stung but a possibility.

Covered shoes, ideally a leather boot style that covers the ankles.