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Hive to Spoon - Watch Bees Make Honey

Davis, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Rachel

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience the wonder of honey bees in a beautiful, urban farm setting! Bees are so important to our environment and I want to help you learn more about how bees live together in the hive and function as a superorganism.

After touring the beautiful urban farm and spotting the many blooming flowers with pollinators busy collecting nectar and pollen, we will move to the apiary (that's where the bees are kept) where you'll suit up and become a beekeeper with me. This experience is fun and engaging for anyone curious about the secret life of bees or connecting with nature.

You don't have to be interested in becoming a beekeeper to have a great time. You will see the bees up close and personal as you closely inspect each frame in the hive. I'll point out the different jobs the bees are doing, explain how they make honey, show you the baby bees and maybe even spot the queen bee.

We'll conclude with a honey tasting including seasonal fruit so you can taste the honey made by the bees you visited in the apiary. During the honey tasting held near the greenhouse and orchard, we'll talk more about bees, pollination and honey.

Other things to note
Please wear full length pants, socks that completely cover ankles and closed-toe shoes. Let me know of any bee, food or honey allergies. You might consider wearing unscented sunscreen and bringing a hat for the farm walk.
Experience the wonder of honey bees in a beautiful, urban farm setting! Bees are so important to our environment and I want to help you learn more about how bees live together in the hive and function as a superorganism.

After touring the beautiful urban farm and spotting the many blooming flowers with pollinators busy collecting nectar and pollen, we will move to the apiary (that's where the bees are kept) where you'll suit up and be…

Rachel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Local Honey and Fruit
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Beekeeping suit, Beekeeping gloves, pollinator catch and release tools
From $49
/ person
Fri, Mar 26
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$49 per person
$49 per person

Meet your host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 134 Reviews
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Rachel is an experienced beekeeper and calls herself an urban "Beecharmer." She is passionate about connecting people with bees! She charms hives at urban farms, community gardens and in backyards. She teaches adults and children about bees through her business, The Beecharmers, including urban farm tours, workshops and events, pollinator scavenger hunts, school field trips and backyard beekeeping mentoring.

Her goal is to help everyone get a glimpse into the magical world of honey bees and enjoy the amazing outdoor spaces that pollinators inhabit in urban environments.

Rachel charms bees using sustainable and ethical beekeeping practices. The bees you will visit live at the organic farm year round and are mindfully tended with love.

Follow her beekeeping adventures on Instagram @The_Beecharmers or website www.hivetospoon.com
Rachel is an experienced beekeeper and calls herself an urban "Beecharmer." She is passionate about connecting people with bees! She charms hives at urban farms, community gardens and in backyards. She teaches adults and children about bees through her business, The Beecharmers, including urban farm tours, workshops and events, pollinator scavenger hunts, school field trips and backyard beekeeping mentoring.

Her goal is to help everyone get a glimpse into the magical world of honey b…
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Where you'll be

We will visit a beautiful, urban farm and orchard in Davis, California.

We will tour the farm, do some pollinator spotting, learn about the various plants blooming around the farm, open the hive together and then enjoy honey and fruit.

You will receive the exact address and easy to follow directions along with several reminders before the experience.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Sara
October 2019
It was an awesome experience that everyone should try. Bees play an important role in our environment and learning about them was super fun and inspirational!
Erica
October 2019
What a unique and fun experience! You’ll learn about different type of bee’s and have a hands on experience with the hive! Then after you’ll sample delicious honey from the bees you’ve just visited.
Lizelle
September 2019
Had such a wonderful time with Rachel at the farm. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. Loved learning a bit more about these amazing creatures and it was a fabulous way to celebrate my partner and my 2 year wedding anniversary!! I’m excited to keep learning about bees and beekeeping.
Had such a wonderful time with Rachel at the farm. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. Loved learning a bit more about these amazing creatures and it was a fabulous way to celeb…
Rao
September 2019
It was a beautiful day for this. A bit hot but still a wonderful experience. Rachel was so kind and welcoming. There were only three of us so we had a tight knit group. I really enjoyed learning about the different types of bees and how honey is made. We even got to taste some with fruit. Yummy. Thank you Rachel.
It was a beautiful day for this. A bit hot but still a wonderful experience. Rachel was so kind and welcoming. There were only three of us so we had a tight knit group. I really en…
Nigel
September 2019
Rachel is warm and knowledgeable about all things related to urban/semi-urban beekeeping. She explained how their are many more species of bees 🐝 than we think of for pollinating very specific plants. We even got to see the bees work their magic, collaborate to build their hive. Would highly recommend this experience.
Rachel is warm and knowledgeable about all things related to urban/semi-urban beekeeping. She explained how their are many more species of bees 🐝 than we think of for pollinating…
Mina
September 2019
It was such an educational and sensory and awe inspiring experience! To be so close to the bees, to learn about bees as a system, to learn about how to better care for bees and native species, to be able to see a bee up close and smell a honeycomb. It was so wonderful and connecting for my husband and I
It was such an educational and sensory and awe inspiring experience! To be so close to the bees, to learn about bees as a system, to learn about how to better care for bees and nat…

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  • Fri, Mar 26
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $49 per person

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Full length pants

Socks that cover ankles