Want a unique and educational experience unlike anything you've done before? We thought you might say yes! Happy Hives takes you (adults and kids) inside a busy and buzzing beehive! Here you will experience thousands of bees whizzing around as we explain how these small, yet crucially important pollinators work and live! Bee suits and all necessary bee equipment will be provided! All we ask you to bring is your adventure hat and closed toe shoes! We don't want the bees confusing your pink toe nail polish for flowers! Going into the heart of the hive is intended for those who are outdoor enthusiasts, gardeners, and foodies that want to have a better understanding of what these amazing pollinators perform in their day to day tasks! This tour is contagious and often sparks the flame to get a hive of your own or even seriously consider becoming an urban bee whisperer! Everyone is encouraged, bring a friend, your spouse or a first date! Guaranteed to be sweet! (pun intended!) Unfortunately we do not permit children under the age of 8! If you don't see a tour for the specific date you had in mind, please send us a message and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Sara And Adam
Hi my name is Sara and my partner Adam and I are both crazy about bees! We founded Happy Hives in the spring of 2017 with the idea that we need a better relationship with our bees - not one that is just motivated by honey harvesting. Beekeeping is an absolute passion of ours and our main goal is to promote a healthy and happy ecosystem for our honey bees with long term efforts to support the preservation of wild pollinator species!
Bee-suites and gloves!
We will start at Be Fresh Cafe on Broadway & Bayswater (2951 W Broadway) for those that need a little caffeine jolt or some snacks! Here we will briefly go over some of the requirements needed before we dive into the world of the honey bee! Then we are off into the beautiful neighbourhoods of Kitsilano where we will spend our tour in a back yard of one of our urban apiaries!
Our Bee-Suits cover you from head to ankle, ensuring you get the most buzz-worthy experience when peeking into our hives! See you soon!