Bee a Keeper For A Day

Bee A Keeper NC

Bee A Keeper is our fantasy event where YOU become a beekeeper for a day.  It’s perfect for someone who wants to try beekeeping but doesn’t want the commitment of owning a hive.  My small group hive tour introduces the joy of bees without the details of disease & management.  Even if you never touch a hive again, you’ll remember it forever.

Bee A Keeper Hive Tour (90 minutes)

 

  • Hive basics – residents, bee lifecycle, communication
  • What to look for in a hive – queen, larvae, drones, pollen, nectar
  • Suit up & hands-on – inspect a working colony (gear provided)
  • Take home: 8oz honey jar & beesuit selfie!

Bee A Keeper Hive Tour $129 Adult/ $99 Youth 10-18

15% discount for groups of 4+

Reserve now!


Workshops

Dive deeper and make a take home project with my hands-on workshops.  Learn the amazing uses of all the products bees produce.  (It’s more than honey!). Or meet the  NC pollinators and shape your home garden into a haven for these garden fairies.

Gifts of the Hive (90 minutes)

  • Properties and value of honey & hive products
  • Uses at home – uses, recipes, DIY
  • Hands-on class: Beeswax candle making OR Handcrafted soap making
  • Take home: recipe sheet & your candle or soap

Flower to Food (90 minutes)

  • Meet the NC pollinator family: birds, bats, bees, butterflies & bugs
  • Perfect matches: what bees look for in a plant
  • Garden attractions: adding to nature’s buffet, habitat, bees needs
  • Take home: plant lists & seed balls to plant

Workshops $99 Adult/ $89 Youth 10-18

15% discount for groups of 4+

Reserve now!

NC Raw honey

Event Details

Location:  Classes are offered on our farm in Pittsboro, NC.

Scheduling:   Events are offered Tuesdays & Thursdays, & Saturdays, by appointment only.  To reserve your space click the hive tour or workshop option above.  Once you have completed your purchase, I will email you for date preferences or electronic gift cards.  Gift certificates available for 2019 dates!

2019 Dates:   April, May, early June, September, early October.  2019 Classes filling now!

Group Size:  Minimum of 2 and max of 6 to conduct an event.  15% Discount for groups of 4+ booking together.  Well-mannered youth 10-18 welcome at reduced rates.

Weather:  Beekeeping is highly seasonal and weather-dependent.  Bees are grumpy in cool, wet conditions.  To enhance the experience, we reserve the right to reschedule events as needed.

Shopping:  While we don’t have a fancy store on the farm, we will have our honey, handmade soaps, farm fresh eggs & cut flowers available for sale at workshops, when in season.  T-shirts available to commemorate your event too!

Risk:  Honeybees are generally docile creatures and are enjoyable to work.  But beekeeping has an inherent risk of stings.  All participants are required to sign a risk disclosure & liability waiver before arrival.

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