What you'll do
Are you an outdoor enthusiast, gardener, or foodie that wants a better understanding of how little pollinators work their magic? Looking for a GREAT gift? Come learn what all the buzz is about :) This is a fun opportunity to get inside and inspect a busy beehive. You'll get the chance to explore the complex and beautiful makeup of our sweet little friends. First, we’ll suit up in protective gear. Then we’ll head to the PurrFect Honey Apiary where you'll learn about the art of beekeeping and the various tools that are used. Now it's time to open and inspect a hive. Hold a frame covered with 100's of bees ... a great photo opp! Find Drones, Workers, Brood and hopefully the Queen Bee. Press your finger into the comb and taste the freshest honey you've ever had... yum! :) Finally, we’ll gather in our pollinator-friendly garden for a delicious honey tasting. This tour is contagious and often sparks the flame to adopt a hive or plant a lovely pollinator-friendly garden of your own. At the end you'll get a jar of our very own locally harvested PurrFect Honey! Bring a friend, your spouse, or a first date! Guaranteed to be fun, educational, and with lots of great photo opps to boot.
Homemade Chocolates for Birthday or Anniversary (by request). Honey Tasting with Food Pairing
Mead Tasting (for over 21)
Beekeeper's Gear: Veil and Pants (that cover dark clothing), Hive Tool, and Smoker.
Alison & Hobbes
I'm a native Californian who loves teaching backyard beekeeping at the The PurrFect Honey Apiary. I give talks on "Beekeeping Like a Girl" and "Pretty Pollinator Gardens." I also love teaching “Make Mead With A Beekeeper” - another fun Airbnb Experience! My goal is to promote beekeeping and be an advocate for the well-being of bees. BOOKING TIP: want to schedule a fun work team off-sight, family and/or friends adventure? Just send an inquiry with your request. Special weekday times are available for groups (8-15 people) during March-October.
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Where you'll be
The PurrFect Honey Apiary is located in a private and pollinator-friendly garden, nestled in the hub of Silicon Valley. Our tranquil backyard is an ideal launch pad for our bees to get out and pollinate our surrounding parks and gardens. Our fun hives include: Buzzingham Palace, The Sweet Honey B&B, Bumble & Bumble, and The Enchanted Florist.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 15 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
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.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Please wear light clothed clothing (ideally) and closed shoes. No heavy perfumes, colognes, or banana scents. Bring a water bottle, as we'll be outside. We may reschedule if it’s raining or too windy.
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