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Honey Bee Therapy

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 283 reviews.Los Angeles, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Marvin

90 mins
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Observe the motto, “All the bees work together for the health of the planet” and join me in a sacred realm where you’ll transcend the facts about bees and discover how to connect with the complexity of nature.

Safety first: We will go over rules of engagement and safely learn to co-exist with these fuzzy pollinators by respectfully entering their hive in order to observe the inner workings of the colony. We will move slowly and do a brief breathing exercise to quiet our minds.

You’ll learn about their life cycle, different roles in the hive, their fascinating social structure and ways of communicating through dance, sound and pheromones. You may even meet the Queen and feed the bees honey.
Observe the motto, “All the bees work together for the health of the planet” and join me in a sacred realm where you’ll transcend the facts about bees and discover how to connect with the complexity of nature.

Safety first: We will go over rules of engagement and safely learn to co-exist with these fuzzy pollinators by respectfully entering their hive in order to observe the inner workings of the colony. We will move slowly and do a b…

Marvin'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
    Single origin raw honey
  • Equipment
    Bee suit, gloves, magnifying glass
From $25
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 3 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Oct 31
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Fri, Nov 6
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Marvin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 283 Reviews
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A bee literally flew into my ear one summer and buzzed around for what seemed like an eternity. It was as if a coded message was given to me and I was chosen to be their advocate. I have been studying bees ever since for a total of six years. I believe these creatures are sacred and magical beings -- how else can you explain how honey never spoils even after thousands of years? I want others to experience these same feelings of awe, wonder and calm reflection. Beekeeping is an ancient and spiritual practice that has a healing effect on all humans, plants and animals. I am deeply passionate and grateful to be able to share this time-honored tradition with people from all over the world.
A bee literally flew into my ear one summer and buzzed around for what seemed like an eternity. It was as if a coded message was given to me and I was chosen to be their advocate. I have been studying bees ever since for a total of six years. I believe these creatures are sacred and magical beings -- how else can you explain how honey never spoils even after thousands of years? I want others to experience these same feelings of awe, wonder and calm reflection. Beekeeping is an ancient and spirit…
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Where you'll be

We will be in my backyard or at a community garden in Los Angeles, depending on the temperament of the bees and weather conditions.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 283 reviews.

Serena
March 2020
Amazing experience! We had a great time with Marvin and the bees. Hes a very passionate host and teaches you so much more about bees than you had known coming in. I came in a little nervous but was happy to get outside my comfort zone and observe the bees in a full suit. Thank you so much Marvin! We'll never forget this incredible experience.
Amazing experience! We had a great time with Marvin and the bees. Hes a very passionate host and teaches you so much more about bees than you had known coming in. I came in a littl…
Keli
March 2020
This was so much fun! I learned a ton and it was super fascinating. What a thrill to be so involved in the beekeeping process! I have a new respect and love for bees now :)
Hai
March 2020
We went in total bee n00bs and now we’re total bee nerds!!!! Thank you so much for making this magical experience available at such a short notice. Marvin is inspiring and full of knowledge and soothing vibrations. Thank you for a great day with the bees!
We went in total bee n00bs and now we’re total bee nerds!!!! Thank you so much for making this magical experience available at such a short notice. Marvin is inspiring and full of…
Claire
February 2020
Wow! What a great experience. Bought this as a birthday gift for my sister and we were thrilled with the experience. It is so immersive, but you never feel pressured to go further than you feel comfortable. We felt so relaxed even though we were surrounded by bees. Marvin is a wonderful, passionate host who really knows what he is doing and you can tell he cares deeply for these amazing animals. We felt so privileged to interact so closely with them, and even got to try fresh honey and honeycomb at the end! His assistant Jen is also wonderful and sells amazing beeswax salve that I bought a jar of. We hope we get to do this again because it was such a great experience!
Wow! What a great experience. Bought this as a birthday gift for my sister and we were thrilled with the experience. It is so immersive, but you never feel pressured to go further…
Brooke
February 2020
This experience was AMAZING! Exceeded all my expectations! Was truly a special and magical experience. Marvin was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about bees. Would recommend to all! Felt completely safe and at peace the entire time.
This experience was AMAZING! Exceeded all my expectations! Was truly a special and magical experience. Marvin was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about bees. Would recomme…
Maggie
February 2020
The coolest Airbnb experience I've ever participated in! Marvin is super knowledgeable, respectful, and kind. I learned SO much about bees. I had a magical time interacting and getting up close and personal with such a special animal! Highly recommend as this is a very unique and exciting experience!
The coolest Airbnb experience I've ever participated in! Marvin is super knowledgeable, respectful, and kind. I learned SO much about bees. I had a magical time interacting and get…

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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 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Please bring your camera and extra water on hot days. Please wear light color clothing, loose thick long pants, closed-toe shoes and long socks. Do not wear heavy perfumes or shampoos. Text me upon arrival.

What to bring

Bring a calm and positive attitude.