Meet My Bees in Lisbon

Lousa, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Joana

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Portuguese
Bring the whole family
For kids 6 and up.
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What you'll do

After introductions, we'll talk about how bees live, work and make honey. You'll learn about the importance of the bees for the planet. This is a hands-on experience where you will put on a bee suit and have an up close look at the hives. You'll hold a frame of bees and identify workers and drones and try to find the Queen bee. And afterwards we'll taste different types of honey!
Other things to note:
The experience is located in a farm in a small town named Lousa, 30 minutes away from Lisbon. To get to Lousa, if you don’t have a car, you can take a bus. The bus depart every 30 minutes from Campo Grande station and takes about 40 minutes. Or you can get an Uber which costs about 25 euros.
After introductions, we'll talk about how bees live, work and make honey. You'll learn about the importance of the bees for the planet. This is a hands-on experience where you will put on a bee suit and have an up close look at the hives. You'll hold a frame of bees and identify workers and drones and try to find the Queen bee. And afterwards we'll taste different types of honey!
Other things to note:
The experience is located in a farm…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Bee Suits and gloves

Meet your Host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 28 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Joana and I'm a beekeeper. I'm a 4th generation beekeeper and my passion for bees began when I was seven and my grandfather took me for the first time to an apiary. One of the coolest things about my job is I get to rescue wild colonies and then rehome them to one of my apiaries! I love sharing what I know about bees and beekeeping with others in a way that is fun and accessible.

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From $350 per group
Private groups only
From $350 per group
From $350 per group
Private groups only
From $350 per group
From $350 per group
Private groups only
From $350 per group
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Where you'll be

The adventure takes place at my family's farmhouse. We'll be at the farm's courtyard while we talk how bees live and work together, then we’ll suit up and walk over to the apiary which is about 200 metres away. After the visit to the apiary will head back to the courtyard and we'll finish with a honey tasting session.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Brad
August 2021
What an amazing learning experience we had at the farm! Joana’s experience was the perfect blend of hands on and educational for the beginning bee keeper. She’s so bubbly and nice so you feel her passion for what she does come spilling out and it’s contagious. Top that off with a mini tour of the farm to feed the baby goats, a great restaurant suggestion for an authentic place in a nearby town, and a list of resources to continue learning about bee keeping, we couldn’t have predicted the amazing time we were in for at her experience. You won’t regret your visit and we can’t wait to go back.
Mohamed
October 2019
Unique experience ! Deep dive in the hive ! Just go for it ; I did it alone but I will come back with my kids for sure
Philippe
October 2019
it was a great, exciting experience that made a lot of fun! Joana is a energizing, cool and humorous person and exeeded our expectations by far. Doesn't matter if u like bees or not - its more than worth to join Joana and her bees.
Lauren
October 2019
Once in a lifetime experience. The farm was fairly easy to find via Uber. I learned so much about the bees and enjoyed my time very much. Lunch was amazing too!
Rory
September 2019
Joana has such love and passion for what she does, and that is so obvious throughout the entire experience. The excitement and joy that she expresses while showing you the ins and outs of bee keeping made the experience very special. The equipment was all very new, well kept, and comfortable. The homemade lunch was delicious, and the honey tasting for desert was a fantastic way to end the day. Great value for money, and a fantastic (special) way to spend a day out doing something very different. We learnt so much, not only about bees, but all pollinators, and their importance in nature. Please go visit Joana and her bees!
Paulo
September 2019
Sem dúvida uma experiência de vida. Eu, a minha esposa e filhas fomos de coração aberto para uma experiência que acabou nos mudar a vida. Tudo o que aprendemos e experimentamos nas Colmeias da Joana foram coisas que dificilmente iremos esquecer, e facilmente relembrar. Fico muito feliz por saber que toda a experiência irá ter um impacto positivo na vida futura das minhas filhas. Recomendo a toda a gente esta experiência. Ajudou muito nesta experiência a paixão, o conhecimento e a euforia com que a Joana vive o mundo das suas colmeias. Mas só depois da experiência facilmente percebi o amor, a paixão e a dedicação que se tem pelas abelhas. Se fosse comigo, não seria diferente!! Obrigado Joana e até Junho para a cresta!!!!

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    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Sun, Nov 7
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.