Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Main Apiary in Myakka City, Florida (just 30 minutes east of Sarasota)
Cost Per Person: $125.00 per person, Children 12 and under $75.00, No charge 5 or under
Group Size: 4 people (minimum), 10 person maximum
Provided: All bee suits and protection are provided
Includes everything listed in our Honey Bee Apiary Tour - PLUS!
Additional time working bee hives along side one of our beekeepers, this is a working bee farm experience as you help with many of the daily tasks of a beekeeper.
An introduction to queen rearing for the production of queen cells and mated queens
Learn what to expect in your first year of beekeeping including a calendar of tasks that a first year beekeeper would need to perform
An introduction on Integrated Pest Management within the hive to keep bees healthy!
Many of our visitors wish to learn more about bees, but do not have the time or space to start their own beehive. We have created this opportunity to be an exciting way for families, church / school groups, Scouts etc.to get an up close and personal look at life and work of the beekeeper and the honeybee.
Reservations must include ages and approx. suit sizes needed.
Must sign an agreement. Each participant must sign (or their parents or legal guardian) a hold-harmless agreement that will be available at the apiary on the day of the tour or if need be, we can email the form to you for prior signatures. This agreement ensures that you or the parent / legal guardian understands the inherent risk around a working bee hive and we will not be held liable for bee stings, allergic reactions or unsafe behavior by participants of your tour as well as our right to refuse a participant a tour if we deem they are acting in an unsafe manner at the apiary and near the beehives.