Bean's Bees & Honey: Beekeeping 101

Marietta, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Edward

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

It is said that bees enjoy a secret life, but there is a fascinating story behind that life that should be made available for all to witness!

Join us for a "Bee incredible" journey, as we explore the work of Apiarists (Beekeepers). You will be guided on a 1.5 to 2 hour tour (depending on the size of the group) encompassing the miraculous work of bees.

Bees undertake the extraordinary important job of helping to mature and grow many of the plants we enjoy and providing a food source - honey - that is globally consumed and universally loved.

If you're feeling exceptionally brave, you can don a full protective gear and open a bee hive for a closer look into the habitat of bees, the Brood Box (nest). Observe the Queen bee laying eggs, while learning about the unique roles and responsibilities of drone and worker bees. You'll be able to taste the honeycomb (if available) and sample sweet honey from the source; which has been used for centuries for its naturopathic or medicinal purposes.

This tasty, unique and exceptionally enlightening experience in beekeeping is a can't miss opportunity for nature enthusiasts and is appropriate and entertaining for all guests ages 8 and up.

If you have a large group and need a special date and time, please send a special request. I am consistently listed as 1 of the top 3 Experiences in Metro Atlanta. You will not be disappointed.
Other things to note
All participants will need to sign a waiver of risk before the Bee Experience. Starting October 1, 2019 through Spring of 202, all reservations will be subject to weather conditions. If the temperature is below 55° F or raining, the Bee Experience will be cancelled and rescheduled.
It is said that bees enjoy a secret life, but there is a fascinating story behind that life that should be made available for all to witness!

Join us for a "Bee incredible" journey, as we explore the work of Apiarists (Beekeepers). You will be guided on a 1.5 to 2 hour tour (depending on the size of the group) encompassing the miraculous work of bees.

Bees undertake the extraordinary important job of helping to mature and g…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Bee suit

Meet your Host, Edward

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I'm Edward Morgan, a native Virginian, avid nature enthusiast, businessman, caterer and your host. My wife and I welcome you to our 9 acre refuge, where we grow a variety of vegetables and plants and where I've recently (4 years) taken up beekeeping. As a Certified Apiarist (Beekeeper), I get to experience the wonder of these incredible insects and marvel at the vast responsibility and majesty of their work. I invite you to participate in an informative, engaging experience in a session on beekeeping with me as your guide!
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Where you'll be

We will explore the 3 different types of bee hives on the 9 acre refuge and help you make the connection between bee pollination and plant life.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 270 reviews.

Stephene
November 2021
This was such amazing experience. My son wanted to go for his birthday and he loved every moment of this experience. The host is very educational and he helps get you comfortable with the experience. My family and I enjoyed every single moment
Jade
October 2021
I highly recommend this experience! I learned a lot and it was fun. We even got to taste honey! This was a fun Saturday morning experience.
Nekiesha
October 2021
This was an excellent “out of the box” experience for my husband and I during our Anniversary celebration weekend! Edward was accommodating. We were only going to be in town for a few days, so he opened up a class just for us😊 He also provided a plethora of information regarding the entire process of beekeeping. I also appreciated that he took time to make sure we all had individual pictures holding the beehive for our memories . His passion for his craft was evident, as he provided a Q&A session to make sure we were absorbing the information. And to top off the experience, at the end he facilitated a blind honey tasting segment, which was tasty and enlightening! Just for the record, the honey he cultivated was my ABSOLUTE Favorite!!!! So much so, we purchased a large bottle to take back home! I eat it on my yeast roll with butter and it is Heavenly 😋 The consistency and flavor is IMMACULATE 🔥 I highly recommend this to be at the top of your list when you visit ATL!
Everson
October 2021
Had a great time for the experience! Wife took me here for our date day today. Learned a lot and had fun interacting with the busy and everyone else while being safe. Thank you for all the bee Knowledge Edward!
Harriet
October 2021
Great and unique experience! Learned a lot about bees and the best part was getting to interact with the bees with my sons. The host was knowledgeable and took his time in making sure everyone understood everything.
Rachel
October 2021
We had an amazing time with the bees! We actually got to put on bee suits and hold honey combs. It was so much fun! Edward is very passionate about the bees, and the honey tastes great!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 20 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

We need to reduce the risk of being stung by a bee.
No open toe shoes, leggings or shorts.
We WILL NOT have a restroom available.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.