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The Maui Bee Experience

Kula, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Stuart

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

You'll learn all about the history, life-cycle, products from the hive, and the daily activities of a colony of bees. Then, after an introduction and description of beekeeping equipment, we'll don our veils and gloves and take a detailed look inside of a hive! We'll see eggs, baby bees, drones, and if we're lucky, the queen! After our deep dive in the hive, you'll have a chance to sample some local, raw, unfiltered honey, and you'll receive our prize-winning lip balm to use and take home with you!
Other things to note
Good walking shoes, and loose, comfortable, baggy clothing will enhance your experience. Ideally, please wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes with calf-length socks.
You'll learn all about the history, life-cycle, products from the hive, and the daily activities of a colony of bees. Then, after an introduction and description of beekeeping equipment, we'll don our veils and gloves and take a detailed look inside of a hive! We'll see eggs, baby bees, drones, and if we're lucky, the queen! After our deep dive in the hive, you'll have a chance to sample some local, raw, unfiltered honey, and you'll receive our p…
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What's included

  • Food
    Granola bars
  • Drinks
    Please let me know if you have any special requests or needs? Also, please...

Meet your host, Stuart

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Curiosity has led me into the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping. My background as a host, master gardener and university lecturer provide depth.
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Where you'll be

We'll be at the Shim Protea and Coffee Farm, located on land originally settled by my Chinese great grandparents in the 1880s. It has a spectacular view of Maui and it's conveniently located on the way to Haleakala. This particular area was the Chinatown of Maui, and many of the original families still live in the area, including many of my relatives. My father runs the coffee operation, so you may see some coffee-related activities.
Jennifer
October 2019
This experience was awesome! We had never done an Airbnb exporter e before this and I was pleasantly surprised. Stuart was very communicative and helpful prior to our experience, and then on the day of was wonderful. He knew it was mine and my husbands honeymoon, and then I shared that I want to raise bees in the future and I felt like he really took his time explaining some of his experiences (some of the good and some of the bad of course). I really feel like in the future I could reach out to Stuart with bee questions and he would be really helpful. Also his home is in a very picturesque spot and in a part of Maui I feel like most tourists don’t get to see. Definitely 5/5!
This experience was awesome! We had never done an Airbnb exporter e before this and I was pleasantly surprised. Stuart was very communicative and helpful prior to our experience, a…
Rashaun
August 2019
Great experience. Stuart and Michelle are very knowledgeable and passionate about bees and the special considerations for managing a bee colony. Worthwhile for anyone who wants to know more about bees or wants to build their comfortability with bees.
Great experience. Stuart and Michelle are very knowledgeable and passionate about bees and the special considerations for managing a bee colony. Worthwhile for anyone who wants to…
Erica
August 2019
Stuart and his little helper Michelle were great at conveying interesting information about the bees and equipment before we put on the bee suit and went into the hive. The location of the experience was very beautiful with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The bees were a lot more calm than expected and it was not a scary experience. Also being able to wear protective the clothing was great so there was no worry of being stung. A very interesting and relaxing experience!
Stuart and his little helper Michelle were great at conveying interesting information about the bees and equipment before we put on the bee suit and went into the hive. The locati…
Blake
October 2019
Great experience. And infesting note - of the hundreds of guests he’s had, no one has gotten stung yet!

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    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 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Please wear long sleeves, long pants, calf-length socks with closed toe shes. Loose, comfortable, baggy clothing is best. Yoga pants, tights, leotards, and otheor tight-fitting clothing are discouraged.

    Please refrain from wearing strong scents or perfume, unless you want to be pollinated.