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Hive to Spoon - Watch Bees Make Honey

Davis, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Rachel

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

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…
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What's included

  • Food
    Local Honey and Fruit
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Beekeeping suit, Beekeeping gloves, pollinator catch and release tools

Meet your host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 137 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 137 reviews.

Victoria
April 2021
This was a great experience for our kids! They loved to learn about the habitat, influences of the environment on the bees/honey, and the hands-on beehive experience!
Tuan
March 2021
Great experience in very nice weather. The instructions were very clear and we felt safe and well taken care of the whole time. Very knowledgeable and candid to all our questions.
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…

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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 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