Beekeeping Class

Get intimate with thousands of bees at an apiary tour and beehive inspection



2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 2 to 12

label $80 - $120 (Afterpay available)
($80 per Child (10 - 18 years old), $120 per Adult)

If you have a passion for bees, join Henry at his apiary to learn about European honey bees. We will start with a short overview about how bees live, breed, and how they often move into the walls of homes. Then we will open several hives to see first-hand how they build their combs and store their nectar/honey/pollen. We will find the queen and spot her eggs. We will see larvae of different ages and usually see bees hatching out of their cocoons. We will surely get to taste some of their honey.
This HANDS-ON class is great for anybody considering getting their own hive or for those who simply want to learn about bees first-hand and up-close.
You will be provided with a full-coverage beekeeping suit, but it is still possible (though very rare) to get stung.
The class will be at one of Henry's apiary in Neutral Bay or Huntley Cove. Location is specified on the class date/time listing.
$120 for Adults, $80 for children up to 18 years old (select Ticket Type at checkout).
Bad Weather: The class will proceed if there is intermittent light drizzle. If it is raining, you will be able to reschedule to another date. Henry will usually create new class dates if there are no available classes in the near term.
If the general outdoor temperature is below 18-degrees, the hive inspections may be brief and we will use a glass-fronted observation-hive for longer viewing.
About Henry:
Henry collects bee swarms in the spring, removes bees from homes year-round, has done bee presentations to local schools, is contracted with NSW Land Services for management of feral bees, and has assisted with the NSW Department of Primary Industries response to the Varroa Mite infestation. He has a wealth of knowledge and crazy stories to share!
Add-ons available for this class
  • Small Beeswax Candle ($5)
  • Large Beeswax Candle ($15)
  • Medium Beeswax Candle ($10)
  • 500gr Jar of honey ($12)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No experience needed.
 
What to bring
Please wear closed shoes and tall socks.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a creative gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

46 Premier Street, Neutral Bay NSW

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Henry's Honey Bee Rescue
Henry's Honey Bee Rescue

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Henry's Honey Bee Rescue has been collecting bees all across Sydney for the past 10 years. Highlights have included swarms of bees at the Botanic Gardens, the Maritime Museum, the University of Sydney, White Bay Power Station, and navy ships at Garden Island -but every rescue is an adventure and a chance to interact with nature. Henry would like to share his love of bees with you by visiting his apiary and seeing the bees up-close.

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