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Beekeeping in a wild forest meadow

Desboro, CanadaOnderdeel van de collectie ervaringen met dieren op Airbnb

Controleer voor het boeken de plaatselijke COVID-19-beperkingen

Ervaring met dieren georganiseerd door Valentine

2 uur
Inclusief eten, uitrusting
Maximaal 4 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

During this beekeeping experience you will learn about the importance of honeybees and other pollinators, beekeeping basics, and have a chance to encounter amazing behaviours of honeybees first-hand. On our inspection visit to the beehives, we will put on protective suites and come in direct contact with the bees.

The honey we will will taste is unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. It is collected by happy naturally-kept honeybees in the wild meadows of old Kinghurst Forest. Designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI), Kinghurst Forest is a special place that offers a rare glimpse into Ontario’s natural past.

The mature hardwood old-growth forest provides the honeybees and other pollinators with a rich variety of rare native wildflower forage in May and early June. These spring ephemerals – plants that bloom briefly in spring, before the trees leaf out - are one of southern Ontario’s most beautiful displays and provide a one-of-a-kind delicately rich and vibrant flavour to the honey.

We’ll end the experience tasting local cheese and honey. If weather allows, our guests are welcome to have a picnic on the grounds after. Follow iamfreija on Instagram for latest updates and more photos.
Other things to note
Please let us know if you are allergic to bees.
During this beekeeping experience you will learn about the importance of honeybees and other pollinators, beekeeping basics, and have a chance to encounter amazing behaviours of honeybees first-hand. On our inspection visit to the beehives, we will put on protective suites and come in direct contact with the bees.

The honey we will will taste is unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. It is collected by happy naturally-kept honeybees…

Wat Valentine doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.
Meer informatie
Richtlijnen opgesteld samen met World Animal ProtectionMeer informatie

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Eten
    Honey. Tea and coffee
  • Uitrusting
    Bee suits
Vanaf €40
per persoon
Geen datums beschikbaar

Dit is je host, Valentine

Verhuurt sinds 2015 op Airbnb
  • 14 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
We are Ghazal and Valentine, co-founders of Freija, a one-of-a-kind Canadian adventure company specializing in hosting personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation.

We are both avid beekeepers, travellers, conservationists, educators and photographers. We have been tending to our bee yard for the past two years and love to share our love of bees with others.
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Waar je naartoe gaat

Your experience includes the following.

- Upon your arrival we will give you a short description and then suit you up in a bee suit.
- We will then take you out to our apiary in a beautiful forest meadow.
- You will have a hands on, educational experience with the bees, ask all the questions you've ever wanted to know about bees and honey
- Enjoyable and relaxing lunch in the meadow after

Beoordeeld met een 5,0 uit 5 op basis van 14 recensies.

Sean
augustus 2020
My family had a great time learning about bees and beekeeping. My son has a fear of insects that have stingers. He learned to not be afraid of bees due the knowledge shared with us.
Mark
augustus 2020
Definitely interesting learning about the honey production process and all my questions were answered by the host. Eating the fresh honey was delicious and we were able to canoe on the grounds as well since no one else was around. If you're around the area I definitely recommend given you are interested in the subject matter.
Definitely interesting learning about the honey production process and all my questions were answered by the host. Eating the fresh honey was delicious and we were able to canoe on…
Gabriel
augustus 2020
It was really great ! I would recommend this activity and location to anyone! They were generous of their time and were very friendly! Valentine was very thoughtful of the well-being of the bees, and gave us some inputs to how better understand the bees in the city and how we can help them !
It was really great ! I would recommend this activity and location to anyone! They were generous of their time and were very friendly! Valentine was very thoughtful of the well-bei…
Madison
augustus 2020
Valentine was extremely knowledgable about the honey bees and made the experience very interactive. We were thrilled that we managed to find the Queen Bee among the hive! The snacks and honey at the end were a wonderful touch. We loved being able to explore the property and enjoy our honey by the pond!
Valentine was extremely knowledgable about the honey bees and made the experience very interactive. We were thrilled that we managed to find the Queen Bee among the hive! The snack…
Selina
juli 2020
My husband and I bought this experience for my sister-in-law for Christmas, because she loves bees and everything bee-related. I'm usually really nervous around bees myself, but somehow with Valentine's calm and knowledgable presentation I felt completely comfortable, even when we were right up close with them (I'm sure the suit didn't hurt!). He and Ghazal were obviously very passionate about what they do, and they provided a lovely assortment of snacks to enjoy at the end. They even let us take a walk around the property afterwards. It was a great afternoon, highly recommended!
My husband and I bought this experience for my sister-in-law for Christmas, because she loves bees and everything bee-related. I'm usually really nervous around bees myself, but so…
Lucy
augustus 2019
This was such a great experience! Valentine is very knowledgeable and fantastic at explaining all the different aspects of looking after a hive and all the hard work bees do every day. It was fascinating to see all the different bee-haviour and watching them all do different jobs. We got to hold an unexpectedly hefty frame full of honey, and even spotted the queen. As a note to other interested parties, we never felt uncomfortable around the hive and didn't have any worries about being stung. It was a super-relaxed afternoon. Afterwards, we were lucky enough to enjoy some freshly harvested honey with tea and other snacks on their beautiful property. Truly an incredible experience for anyone, especially those interested in understanding more about the inner workings of a bee hive. Highly recommended.
This was such a great experience! Valentine is very knowledgeable and fantastic at explaining all the different aspects of looking after a hive and all the hard work bees do every…

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