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A capitol beekeeping experience

A capitol beekeeping experience

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

About your host

I have been a back-yard beekeeper for three years now. I started doing it with a friend as a slight joke over beers at a poker game, but after getting the first hive it quickly became an obsession. Last year I succesfully doubled the number of hives I kept, and was able to capture some swarms in the wild. I can't wait to tell you all about it.
Brian
Brian
Brian
Brian

What we’ll do

1. we will talk about the hives, how many bees are in them and their life cycle. 2. We will open the hives up and look to make sure they are healthy and working. 2a. find the queen (hopefully). 2b. look for brood, larva, pollen, honey. 3. Explain the roles of each bee type. 4. Taste the honey!

What else you should know

You will be working with honey bees, while they are usually docile, they can occasionally sting. Make sure you wear long sleeve gear if you want to make sure you don't get stung.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Honey sample from the hive
Equipment
Veils and gloves to cover your head and hands from stings

What to bring

Long sleeve shirt
long pants
Epi Pen if you are worried about stings
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Where you'll be

We will be in one of two community gardens where the beehives are located. They are public spaces but private access to members of the garden

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

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.

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long sleeve shirt

More tips

You will be working with honey bees, while they are usually docile, they can occasionally sting. Make sure you wear long sleeve gear if you want to make sure you don't get stung.
Brian
A capitol beekeeping experience
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7 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ227/person