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Visit a working honey bee farm

Visit a working honey bee farm

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks, Equipment and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I am a commercial honey bee keeper in Maine. I travel each year back and forth to Florida with my honey bees. During the winter they travel 1500+ miles to Florida and back in early May to Maine. While in Maine we provide much needed pollination services. I raise my own queens and have specific mating yards for them here in Maine. I typically run between 400-600 colonies and make 10’s of…
Matthew
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What we’ll do

Guests will be able to suit up in a Bee suit and become immersed in the amazing art of bee keeping. Learning basic skills and if they wish will be able to accompany me right into a hive and explore all the inner workings of the hive. See how bees are working in nature. Go frame by frame to spot the ruler of the hive (the queen). Watch bees actually take there first steps in life after chewing…

What else you should know

Open up your mind to the amazing world of bee keeping. Be prepared to be blown away with an amazing experience by a very passionate bee keeper. Have pleanty of questions ready and enjoy!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
What would a bee keeping adventure be without trying some delicious honey
Drinks
Water will be provided
Transportation
Any offsite transportation will be arranged by me or in coordination with the guests.
Equipment
All bee keeping equipment needed, clothing, tools etc.

What to bring

Great attitude
Covered toe footwear, suggest rubber boots

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Where you'll be

I will show quests the following: Queen mating yard Cell builder hives Incubation process of queens Honey production facility A variety of local production yards with full scale hives in operation

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

Open up your mind to the amazing world of bee keeping. Be prepared to be blown away with an amazing experience by a very passionate bee keeper. Have pleanty of questions ready and enjoy!
Matthew
animal encounter
Visit a working honey bee farm
25 reviews
From $50/person
25 reviews
From $50/person