Beehive Tours - a unique guided tour experience.
Important COVID-19 update: pausing Beehive Tour Guided Tour Experience until October 2020.
We remain, as ever, committed to providing our Bee Hive Tours as we have seen the smiles it puts on our guests faces as they interact with nature and learn more about the importance of bees.
Our thoughts are with you and your families as you navigate these challenging times.
Location: Rivers of Yarrambat 28 Kurrak Rd, Yarrambat VIC 3091 (26km North East of Melbourne CBD)
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.
Transport 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