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Animal experience hosted by James

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Beekeeping experience

The experience will begin with a choice of tea, coffee and a slice of honey cake. You will be guided through the various aspects of beekeeping, the equipment, forage, swarming, the seasons, the difference between a worker, drone queen. After filling your head with knowledge you will get kitted up in a bee suit and visit a colony of bees with the chance to see a Queen Bee in all her majesty!

The tour will be followed by a chance to taste a variety of honey from our hives and the difference between each one.

Before leaving each visitor will be able to choose a 227g jar of honey to take home with them. Just a little thank you from us and our bees! The bee experience will last approximately 3 hours
Beekeeping experience

The experience will begin with a choice of tea, coffee and a slice of honey cake. You will be guided through the various aspects of beekeeping, the equipment, forage, swarming, the seasons, the difference between a worker, drone queen. After filling your head with knowledge you will get kitted up in a bee suit and visit a colony of bees with the chance to see a Queen Bee in all her majesty!

The tour wil…

James's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Honey cake
  • Drinks
From $90
/ person

Meet your host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I have kept honey bees in Essex for 8 years, selling the produce from my hives to places and people across the UK and Europe. I have been the vice chair of our local division of 130 beekeepers and have taught extensively on the training programme, which teaches the craft. I am an award winning beekeeper, featuring on TV and radio regularly. I am fascinated by the world of bees and the never ending learning journey they have taken me on.
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Where you'll be

I have a unique out apiary in the middle of the Essex countryside. Surrounded by agriculture, farming and peasants it's a serene peaceful place. A place perfect for keeping bees, allowing them to thrive in the parties and hedgerows that surround their home.

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    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

    Wellington boots

    Marigold/rubber gloves