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Make Friends with Honeybees!

Make Friends with Honeybees!

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm a beekeeper and amateur ethologist who has been studying animal intelligence for 25 years. I began beekeeping while a student at Yale, when I had the chance to house-sit for a professor of mine who kept 3 hives as well as as a 7-foot New Jersey pine constrictor. The bees and snake rapidly displayed an environmental awareness that fascinated me. Since then I've studied sharks and animals one…
Marc
Marc
Marc
Marc

What we’ll do

We meet at Earthbound Farm, where Beekeeper Marc leads a maximum of 10 guests at a time on a walking tour of a flourishing organic property. During it, we look at our honeybees at work, examining in close detail the physical and social attributes that make them the planet's most efficient pollinators. We learn to recognize the types of flowering plants that are most attractive to them. On the way,…

What I’ll provide

Tasting menu
One of the joys of visiting an apiary is getting to taste our girls' work. Our guests taste spring and summer honeys. Spring honeys are clear, light, and flowery. Summer honeys are amber, rich, and savory.
Safety equipment

What to bring

Guests should wear footwear appropriate for a farm environment.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

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Where you'll be

Earthbound Farm is a pioneering organic farm located on 4.5 acres in lush, fertile Carmel Valley. Established in 1984, it produces a range of fresh-cut produce including berries, tomatoes, herbs, greens, as well as a wide selection of flowering plants. Its farm stand is a popular local destination for lunch and seasonal foodstuffs. Come for the tour, stay for lunch! (It's a farm, so wear sensible shoes.)

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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 6 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable on their feet for 1.5 hours. Full-body bee suits can be hot, especially on sunny days. Please wear closed shoes as you would hiking a trail.
Marc
Make Friends with Honeybees!
32 reviews
From $65/person
32 reviews
From $65/person