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Experience hosted by Donna

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Bee-Ginner BeeKeeping:

How can thousands of honeybees construct perfect hexagons in close to complete darkness without a verbal or written language? From a safe distance, event participants will get an introduction to a working beehive. An experienced beekeeper will explain the changing roles of bees within a colony, how they function as a single organism and how they fight off pests and predators. Participants will gain an increased understanding of the current threats to bees and discuss the vital role they play in the pollination of our local plants.

Following the visit to the apiary, guests will stroll the gardens and learn about pollinator friendly plants and flowers.

Instruction will take place at an outdoor hive and gardens. Protective gear is provided.

Honey tasting and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the class, and the Farm Market will be open so guests can bring home some honey to enjoy with family and friends.
Bee-Ginner BeeKeeping:

How can thousands of honeybees construct perfect hexagons in close to complete darkness without a verbal or written language? From a safe distance, event participants will get an introduction to a working beehive. An experienced beekeeper will explain the changing roles of bees within a colony, how they function as a single organism and how they fight off pests and predators. Participants will gain an increas…

What's included

  • Food
    We will provide seasonal local healthy snacks from our farm market. This ma...
  • Drinks
    We will have our delicious well water infused with seasonal ingredients (mi...
  • Equipment
    We will provide hats, veils and gloves so our guests can feel at ease appro...

Meet your host, Donna

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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As a Slow Food leader and food educator, I feel it's essential to show the interconnectedness between what happens the garden and the food on our plate. The apiary is an important part of my small-scale sustainable farm. Guests can experience that interaction, and learn the story that could not be told without including our beloved pollinators.

My land, rich with native botanicals and wildlife, has been allowed to flourish naturally. This makes for the perfect environment for pollinators, who can easily forage for nectar, gather pollen and have access to fresh pure water.

Andrew Hatt, our expert bee-keeper and facilitator of this fascinating experience, will enlighten you to the importance of the honeybee and how to do all that you can to help protect them and the many other pollinators who are essential to human survival.
As a Slow Food leader and food educator, I feel it's essential to show the interconnectedness between what happens the garden and the food on our plate. The apiary is an important part of my small-scale sustainable farm. Guests can experience that interaction, and learn the story that could not be told without including our beloved pollinators.

My land, rich with native botanicals and wildlife, has been allowed to flourish naturally. This makes for the perfect environment for pollina…
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From $48
/ person
Book for a private group
Sun, May 16
$48 per person
$48 per person

In partnership with Slow Food

Slow Food approved
This experience is crafted in accordance with the principles of Slow Food, ensuring that it is delicious, socially responsible and ecologically sustainable.


Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, it has grown into a global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Your contribution, in addition to supporting the host, will help Slow Food to implement projects worldwide to empower local communities, promote artisan farmers and producers, and support school gardens and education projects.

Where you'll be

Pound Ridge with only 2,500 full time residents, and an equal amount of weekenders, is home to the largest park in Westchester, The Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, boasting 4,700 acres of natural wilderness. Scotts Corners, where Pound Ridge Organics is situated, is the smallest hamlet in the county. This historic, quiet but 'hip' town (that has never seen a traffic light) has been a haven for artists, musicians, writers & celebrities for decades.

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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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests should wear comfortable shoes, and no baggy clothing. lease do not wear perfumes or cologne as that could attract and confuse the bees.