Enter into one of our private backyard apiaries and experience what it's like to take care of bees in this unique setting. After an intro to bees and beekeeping, we'll put on full beekeeping suits (covered head to ankle) and dive into the hives. Learn to identify the queen and see what a beekeeper looks for to make sure the hive is healthy and strong. After working a few hives, we'll end with a honey tasting where you'll get to compare the flavor profiles of different neighborhood-specific honeys we produce. They really do taste different! Leave with your own taster of this unique and complex honey.
Backyard beekeeping for a decade, I manage 150 hives in Seattle and King County and breed hearty Pacific Northwest queen bees. I teach others how to keep bees through our bee business, local schools, and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. I founded Rainy Day Bees in 2014, when my wife and I began selling delicious neighborhood honey at farmer's markets. I am passionate about keeping and developing healthy bees, and my classes are always focused towards that end. We love introducing people to the idea that honey has flavor and can be a delicious food. Good honey isn't just a boring, syrupy sweetener! In the last few years, we've branched out to begin selling beeswax candles and bees.
Beekeeping suit, gloves and veil.
We will meet and tend the bees in a private backyard apiary, where the bees love to forage on the backyard feast that our neighbors provide.
12歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 Beekeeping, even in full suits, always carries a small risk of being stung. If you are allergic to honey bee stings, please do not book this experience.
Backyard Beekeeping - Get in the Hive