Your interactive experience with a bee colony will begin with an overview of the life of a bee and the different jobs a bee does as they mature. Learn the parts of the hive. You’ll see an empty hive and learn how to hold a frame (without squishing the bees -they don’t like that). We’ll observe a hive (from a distance), and get suited up. Light a smoker. Do a safety check, and then approach the hive. At the hive you’ll see and feel the power of propolis (a supplement for people as well as) -- its the glue bees use to seal up the hive. We’ll lift the lid and go inside. For some, that’s might be as far as they want to go. But, if you want to see more, we will do a complete hive inspection. Pull each of the frames to see how the bees create honey and keep the colony alive. You’ll see open “wet cells” of nectar that are still in the process of transforming into honey. You’ll see capped honey (ready for harvest), tiny freshly laid eggs and all the stages of bee development ( larvae, caped brood, and newly emerging “baby bees”). I’ll show you how beekeepers help control pests (other insects and diseases) and keep the bees healthy so they can do their important work. You’ll hold frames of bees and feel the weight of a full frame of honey in comparison to a frame of bees. There’s always time for selfies! You’ll sample honey and enjoy a cold beverage!
I am a registered beekeeper with the State of Florida Agriculture Department. I love bees. I love to try to help them love me back. As a backyard beekeeper it’s always exciting to interact with each colony and observe behavioral differences. I'm also a professional educator - are you ready to learn more about bees? Let’s enjoy a unique exBEErience.
We’ll debrief (if you want) with a cold drink and a taste of the honey the bees create for us.
Complete face and head protection as well as upper body suite and bee gloves provided. Wear loose fitting pants (lighter…
Backyard beekeeping is becoming a big thing. Bees in urban settings are exposed to less pesticides and a wide variety of food sources. Working next to the chickens, we will be in the backyard apiary. Experience times are flexible. Dates are also flexible. Each experience is limited to 5 guests. We can accommodate a group larger than 5 guests.
最多5人參加，年齡須滿10歲。 The bee suite is like putting on a light jacket - it can bee warm/ hot — depending on the outdoor temps. We can stop at anytime if you get too hot or uncomfortable or simply have seen enough. A waiver releasing liability and assuming…
Bees like good weather. Sunshine and no rain makes them happy. Bad weather makes them a lot less fun to be around. Let’s find a good time to make your experience a happy one for all of us. Dates and times are flexible—please message with questions.
Life of Honey Bees - Up Close & Personal