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.
Local Honey and Fruit
Beekeeping suit, Beekeeping gloves, pollinator catch and release tools
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
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Where you'll be
We will visit a beautiful, urban farm managed in partnership with an farm/agriculture education based non profit organization in the greater Sacramento area. 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.
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 10 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
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.
Hive to Spoon - Watch Bees Make Honey