Beekeeping Class

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



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $65 - $80 (or 4 payments of $16.25 - $20 Afterpay)
($80 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $65 for 2+ guests)

If you have a passion for bees, join Henry at his apiary to learn about bee behavior, how to manage a beehive, how to do a hive inspection, and how to harvest 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 apiaries in Neutral Bay, Mosman, Riverview, Cremorne or Huntley Cove. Location will depend on how friendly the colonies are and how big the class size is. If you have a strong preference, please let Henry know. Class location will be confirmed to the students 2 days before the class.

Pricing: $80 per student, $50 for second student booked at the same time.

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!


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Add-ons available for this class
  • Extra Jar of honey ($10)
  • Large Beeswax Candle ($10)
  • Small Beeswax Candle ($5)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No experience needed.
 
What to bring
Please wear long loose pants, closed shoes and tall socks.
 
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Neutral Bay, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Beekeeping Class location
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Henry's Honey Bee Rescue
Henry's Honey Bee Rescue

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Henry's Honey Bee Rescue operates in the heart of Sydney. Henry has collected bees from the Botanic Gardens, the Maritime Museum, the University of Sydney, and from countless homes. He would like to share his love of bees with you by visiting his apiary in Neutral Bay, harvesting honey, and making beeswax candles/wraps.

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John Boulter Nov 2023


Friendly, approachable, knowledgable teacher. Expanded out bee knowledge significantly and the honey was delicious. Thanks Henry!

Teacher's response

Great to meet you John, perhaps you will get bees of your own one day!

Stephen Ogilvie Nov 2023


Henry was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions and share this experience with us. Thanks, Henry!

Teacher's response

Hi Stephen, thanks for your review with this "action shot" of honey harvest! Cheers. -Henry

Ellie Song Nov 2023


The class was fun educational! I liked that Henry explained about bees and some facts with pictures before we moved onto hands-on experience with bees! I personally gets scared by any insects easily but during that time I got familiar with them and was confident being with the bees over time.
The best of all is get to taste fresh delicious honey !
His class worth every dollar. I strongly recommend :)

Teacher's response

Hi Ellie, you helped make this such a fun class to teach! -Henry

Matt Duffy Sep 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed our beekeeping class! Was an excellent introduction for beginners! Henry had in-depth knowledge and allowed us an amazing hands on experience ensuring our safety at all times! We got to try his home made honey kombucha, plus free jars of fresh hive honey and honeycomb straight from the hive! It was amazing to see the life of a bee at work! Great value for money

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Frederic Sagot Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was really a great experience, Henry is a very good teacher, he showed us a lot and also offered us to hold a frame, he relocated a colony and shared a few stories.
The bees stayed chill and time flew fast.
Highly recommend.

Lauren Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such an amazing experience! Would definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone interested in bees or learning about something new. Loved that it was a small class of 6 and we got to be hands on with the bees. We were given protective clothing so you feel safe at all times. We were also treated to some homemade honey kombucha (best kombucha I had ever tasted) and a bees wax candle plus had the choice of taking home a jar of honey or container of honeycomb. I can’t recommend this class enough!

Beekeeping Class review by Lauren - Sydney

Nick Kukrudz Aug 2023


Henry was great! He supplied us with protective clothing and gave us a great start into the world of beekeeping. We got hands-on almost right away, inspecting hives, doing basic checks, checking and dealing with pests, inspecting frames in the hives. My wife and I enjoyed the class so much and would definitely recommend Henry's class to anyone considering keeping their own bees. Henry's class was awesome! To top it off we each received a jar of Henry's local honey and a beeswax candle. Thank you Henry!

Beekeeping Class review by Nick Kukrudz - Sydney

Junko Kodama Jul 2023


Definitely highly recommend. It was such a worthwhile experience - Henry was so inspiring It was good to know that bees are generally gentle unless the are threatened. I could even touch the bees at the class and they were so cute.

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