A 1-1/2 hour hive tour and introduction to honey bees kept here in Birmingham, AL. This class is perfect for the person who is interested in beekeeping or wants to get an up close and personal look at bees. Even if you already have bees, this is a great option for you if you want to see inside another beekeepers hive. There is always so much to learn when watching a seasoned beekeeper perform a hive inspection.
During the tour, you will suit up and experience honey bees first hand; taste honey straight from the hive and get a glimpse into the industrious, secret lives of honeybees.
This tour will introduce you to honeybees and the hive they live in. You will learn how bees organize their comb, how they collect nectar and convert the nectar into honey. There are 3 different castes that make up the honeybee family, so we will try and find each one of them. Along the way, we will identify beeswax, honeybee eggs and possibly some of the pests that live along the bees.
Tours are limited to groups of 10 so you will be able to get up close and personal with the bees and able to ask plenty of questions about bees and beekeeping.
Because this is an interactive, hands-on class, outdoor class, it’s important to dress and prepare appropriately for the class. Closed toed shoes and pants that cover the ankles completely are required. We will provide a protective veil, jacket, and gloves for you.
If you are thinking about keeping bees or want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can give you a personal tour and let you take a peek into the lives of honeybees. Suit up and take part in a hive inspection for a fun date, or bring a group for a hands-on tutorial on honeybees and beekeeping. It's an experience that is truly unique and will never be forgotten.
Have more questions? Check out our beekeeping experience details page.