A unique guided tour experience.
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About the Experience
Want to experience something different?….really different.
Learn about the intriguing world of honey bees in a way that few get to experience: through the hands-on exploration of an active, living beehive!
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen based beekeeper, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real-life Beekeeper.
Initially, Nathan will give you some tips on what to look for inside a hive including how to spot the Queen and where to look to potentially witness the birth of a new worker bee. Then, together we’ll lift the lid of a busy hive, watch bees at work creating honey, pull out a frame of honey ready for extraction, and get up close with more than 100,000 bees!
After we carefully close the lid, we’ll sample some of the honey direct from the hives while enjoying a refreshing honey tonic compliments of Karen, Managing Director of Rivers of Yarrambat (who is also a passionate beekeeper herself).
Once the Tour completes you can relax and delight your senses enjoying a food platter with a selection of locally sourced ingredients from the Rivers Cafe.
Where we'll be
You'll spend the morning at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat. Travel 35 minutes out of Melbourne to leafy Yarrambat to one of Melbourne's leading Garden and Wellness Centres.
Travelling from Melbourne? Haven't got your own transport? Just let us know and we can help. You can easily catch a Train from Melbourne Flinders Street Station to South Morang (Mernda Line) - about 45min ride. Nathan will pick you up from the Station
What I’ll provide
Refreshing Honey Tonic - with a touch of lime and ginger
Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Garters
Delicious Food Platter - Delight your senses with a selection of locally sourced ingredients from the Rivers Cafe.
What to bring
- Solid Shoes or Boots
- Long Pants
- Bottle of Water
Bee Hive Tour Info
Rivers of Yarrambat 28 Kurrak Rd, Yarrambat VIC 3091 (26km North East of Melbourne CBD)
2 hours total
Offered in English
Snacks, Drinks, and Equipment
This is a fascinating experience. Nathan is a real expert and is deeply passionate about beekeeping. I have learned a lot. Highly recommended.
Awesome experience for someone with interest but no idea where to begin, Nathan and Candice were so acommodating and made the experience unforgettable, feeling absolutely inspired!
A truly unique experience, provided by a friendly and humble expert. Has inspired us to get into bee keeping. Couldn't recommend this more.
UnBEElievable experience, Nathan is a very friendly and Accommodating host. Lovely platters and an up close personalised experience. Groups runs small leaving a lot of room for discussion and in-depth look into the bee hives. Completely worth it! Loved going through the stages from being in bee suits to harvesting the honey. Best unique Airbnb experience you could look forward too!
Fantastic experience and great value for money! We loved every minute, with welcoming hosts, informal setting and lots of interesting information about bees! Lots of little touches that make all the difference and such a unique and special experience! Thanks Nathan and Candice.
A truely unique experience that gives you value for money. If you love honey, you get great insight into how the honey is made. Nathan has a great passion that is evident in this experience, and makes you go home to think about how you can begin a hive at home. Great atmosphere, highly recommend this, (even if you’re scared of bees)