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Beekeeper for a day at Earthbound Honey

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Auckland, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Terry-Karlene

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

EARTHBOUND HONEY BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

Have you ever considered what it takes or what it would be like to become a beekeeper ?
Are you or a family member thinking about purchasing a beehive and wondering where you could take a look inside a beehive to see if its for you ?
Beekeeper for a day taster course is a basic beekeeping course for people who have never been around or handled live bees.

You will get to tag along side Father and Son beekeeping team at Earthbound and ask any questions you have before you taking the plunge and buying expensive beekeeping tools and equipment and bees.

The topics we cover are:
Safety First – personal protective equipment and bee stings.
Legislation – what you need to know about complying with beekeeping bio-security requirements.
The Beekeepers tools and equipment – smokers, hive tools, beehive parts. Everything you will need and where to get it.
Hands on experience – open a beehive and handle live bees. Find the queen and observe the life cycle of honeybees.

The cost is $150.00 per person. Children must be 16 years and over and accompanied by an adult.
We require a 50% deposit prior to accepting your booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
Course times 10am to 1 pm. (custom times available for larger groups)
EARTHBOUND HONEY BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

Have you ever considered what it takes or what it would be like to become a beekeeper ?
Are you or a family member thinking about purchasing a beehive and wondering where you could take a look inside a beehive to see if its for you ?
Beekeeper for a day taster course is a basic beekeeping course for people who have never been around or handled live bees.

You will get to t…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    General refreshments
  • Equipment
    Head veil for protection.
From $150
/ person
Mon, 9 Nov
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$150 per person
$150 per person
Tue, 10 Nov
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$150 per person
$150 per person
Mon, 23 Nov
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$150 per person
$150 per person

Meet your host, Terry-Karlene

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Terry & Graydon are the father and son team who will be hosting the event. Between us we have over 25 years experience with in beekeeping and honey production.
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Where you'll be

You will visit our family farm in the beautiful Bethells Valley, where you will take part in a 3hr experience of a lifetime with our wonderful honey bees.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Alex
March 2020
One of the best experiences of our trip to New Zealand! This wonderful family are not only super friendly and interesting, but also, total experts in their field. We had such a fun day, learned a ton about the bees (and New Zealand), and left with some delicious souvenirs. Highly recommend this experience, you will have an awesome day!
One of the best experiences of our trip to New Zealand! This wonderful family are not only super friendly and interesting, but also, total experts in their field. We had such a fun…
Emily
February 2020
We had a great time learning about the beekeeping experience, getting up close to the bees and trying the different types of honey. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and the honey is delicious! Thanks so much for an awesome day!
Janelle
January 2020
Highly recommend this experience for anyone with even the slightest interest in bees. Excellent hosts, very unique experience. Thank you again, Terry, Karlene and G!
Dianne
December 2019
This was such a wonderful thing to do, Terry and Karlene really know what they are doing and care very much about the sustainability of their business - the day was deeply informative, and it was wonderful to get a sense of how much Terry and Karlene care about what they do and their environment, and of course for the bees. Highly recommended!!
This was such a wonderful thing to do, Terry and Karlene really know what they are doing and care very much about the sustainability of their business - the day was deeply informat…
Yoan
October 2019
Magic experience with an expert ! Terry is very welcoming and knows perfectly his "bees word". We recommend without any hesitation this moment shared with a very attaching person. Thank you Terry (and your son).
Whitney
October 2019
This was an amazing experience! I have never been around beekeepers and this was definitely a calming and unique experience! I would definitely recommend whether you’re a novice or an expert!! The honey was delicious too!!

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Mon, 9 Nov
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Tue, 10 Nov
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Mon, 23 Nov
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Tue, 24 Nov
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

You should not have any bee allergies.

What to bring

Packed lunch

Suitable long sleeved T-shirt or Sweatshirt, long legged pants, sock and shoes