Honey Tasting and Beehive Experience: Honey and Hive

Learn all about bees and taste delicious honey at this unique Bowral experience!

2 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 8 to 40

label $140 (or 4 payments of $35 Afterpay)

Join a local beekeeper for a unique honey-tasting experience at a working honey farm (apiary). Honey is a remarkable natural product made from the nectar of flowers, collected by bees. When there's an excess, it is sustainably harvested by experienced beekeepers.

The colour, viscosity, texture, and taste are all dependent on the floral source and can taste different from the same flower at different times of the year.

In this experience, you will meet the owner of the Honey farm, Hamish, who will guide you through ten different floral source honeys and will explain why each has such remarkably different tastes and appearances.

After this, we will get into a full-length beekeeping suit and go down amongst the hives for a close-up look at these remarkable pollinators.

During winter we don't open the hives but can see a lot of activity as the bees come and go. This is a weather-dependent activity, if it is very cold and wet there will be little activity to observe and we won't run these sessions.

If you'd like to actually set up a hive, we run a more in-depth workshop called Beekeeping Class: Flow Hive Fun.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No knowledge of beekeeping is required.
What you'll get
The workshop includes a morning or afternoon tea of freshly baked goodies, leaf tea, and plunger coffee.
What to bring
You will need covered shoes. Ideally, ankle-covering boots.
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 4 years old).

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

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


Bowral Beekeeping - 174 Mittagong Rd, Bowral NSW

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Bowral Beekeeping is the leading beekeeping training and experiences provider in the Southern Highlands of NSW. We run regular workshops and experiences at our Bowral apiary.

Whether you want to get started in beekeeping or have a hive and need some help managing it we can help with all stages of your beekeeping journey. Alongside our more formal workshops, we run Australia's most highly ranked "experience" where you can hear about the fascinating life of these pollinators, taste honey and then suit up and get into the hives for some memorable photos.

Our head teacher, Hamish Ta-mé, started his beekeeping journey as a teenager and has been deeply engaged ever since. Alongside his years of experience, Hamish has formal qualifications in beekeeping and teaching.

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