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Beekeeping & Honey Tasting

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Animal experience hosted by Ellen

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you ready to start pollen in love with the sensational world of honey bees? Then hive been waiting for you! Join me as we take a bee-hind the scenes look at one of the thriving colonies at Sneaky Bee Backyard Honey!

We’ll begin this edu-taining, agri-tourism event with a brief introduction of what we’re all about at Sneaky Bee, and what you can expect to see inside the hives (spoiler alert: lots of bees.) Although the honeys typically prefer to mind their own beeswax, you’ll suit up in one of our ultra figure-enhancing, protective bee suits and we’ll do a gear & safety check.

Together, we’ll geek out as we get an up close and personal look at how honeybees team up to rear young, store pollen, turn nectar into honey, and tend to her majesty, the queen! Your hands-on involvement is highly encouraged and I’ll pass off frames of bees to the participation-inclined among us, while teaching you to spot pollen, nectar, and developing bees (with plenty of time along the way for photo ops!)

After desuiting, it's time to put your honey where your mouth is and transition to the ultimate sensory experience...the honey tasting flight! We’ll go over how to examine a honey’s clarity, color, texture, aroma, and taste, just like a honey judge would. Each flight comes with an array of 5-8 honeys, including our own wildflower honey harvested here at Sneaky Bee!
Are you ready to start pollen in love with the sensational world of honey bees? Then hive been waiting for you! Join me as we take a bee-hind the scenes look at one of the thriving colonies at Sneaky Bee Backyard Honey!

We’ll begin this edu-taining, agri-tourism event with a brief introduction of what we’re all about at Sneaky Bee, and what you can expect to see inside the hives (spoiler alert: lots of bees.) Although the honeys typic…

Ellen'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

  • Drinks
    Water and crackers to help reset the palette between honey flavors
  • Equipment
    Full body beekeeping suit
From $40
/ person
Mon, Feb 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Mon, Feb 1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Sat, Feb 6
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Ellen

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I’m a veteran beekeeper of five years, and one half of the Sneaky Bee Backyard Honey team (the very enthusiastic half, probably.) Through the years, my husband and I have expanded our backyard apiary through lots of elbow grease, some hard lessons learned, and a few timely “here goes nothing!” experiments. Most of my time is spent as a homeschoolin’ mama to our three wild kiddos, and our family enjoys getting outside as often as possible. I’m looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm and passion for beekeeping with you!
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Where you'll be

Tucker is a small town in a big city, and our backyard apiary is uniquely situation among the best parks our area has to offer. Our bees have free access to an abundance of nectar and pollen and the proof is the pudding...or honey...honey pudding?

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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 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Over-the-ankle shoes (boots and galoshes work well) OR closed toed shoes with thick socks