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Taste Raw Honey at Catskills Farm

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Jeffersonville, United States

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Experience hosted by Ryan

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You'll start off by learning about the basics of the honey bee, their process for making honey, their social structure, how they communicate and the season

After a brief orientation to the bees and an overview of the parameters how to safely interact with them, you'll get the opportunity to suit up, light up the smoker and head to the apiary for a peek inside the colony. We'll leave the inspection with a sample of honeycomb with which we will use my grandfather's antique handmade honey extractor to exhibit the process of harvesting honey. Follow along centuries of tradition with this one of a kind experience and leave the farm with more than just a sweet memory!
You'll start off by learning about the basics of the honey bee, their process for making honey, their social structure, how they communicate and the season

After a brief orientation to the bees and an overview of the parameters how to safely interact with them, you'll get the opportunity to suit up, light up the smoker and head to the apiary for a peek inside the colony. We'll leave the inspection with a sample of honeycomb with whic…

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What's included

  • Food
    Raw, Unfiltered, Organic Wildflower Honey
  • Equipment
    Bee Suit & Smoker
From ₹2,280
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a third generation beekeeper and farmer at Wild Russet Farm in the Sullivan Catskills. I've been carrying on the family tradition of tending bees using equipment passed down through my grandfather. Ever since I was a kid I had fascination with the ways of the honey bee.

After farming & beekeeping for nearly a decade, I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge of the magical world of the honey bee with you. From their social structure to hidden means of communication, to creating a living food product that is virtually incapable of spoiling, it is my hope that through this experience I can pass on the wonder of the honey bee to you.
I'm a third generation beekeeper and farmer at Wild Russet Farm in the Sullivan Catskills. I've been carrying on the family tradition of tending bees using equipment passed down through my grandfather. Ever since I was a kid I had fascination with the ways of the honey bee.

After farming & beekeeping for nearly a decade, I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge of the magical world of the honey bee with you. From their social structure to hidden means of communication, to cre…
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Where you'll be

We will be walking through the flower fields and at the apiary of Wild Russet Farm in Jeffersonville, NY.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Brandon
October 2019
***F.Y.I THE RAW HONEY IS A MUST BUY**** Ryan's home is a magical place with wonderful views and great family values. Upon arrival he greeted us and got everything set up for our Raw Honey experience. We suited up and came face to face with a colony of Bees and other species. Through out the experience, Ryan throughly explained the daily life of a Honey Bee and interacted with us on a personal note. Once our tour was complete he introduced us to his sheep, cat, Tom the Turkey and his friendly wife. My family and I felt very comfortable and will definitely plan a trip to come stay at his location.
***F.Y.I THE RAW HONEY IS A MUST BUY**** Ryan's home is a magical place with wonderful views and great family values. Upon arrival he greeted us and got everything set up for our R…
Patricia
August 2019
Fascinating insight into beekeeping. We got to taste the honey straight out of the hive! Wonderful visit with Ryan on his small vegetable farm, met the chickens, Tom the Turkey, Cricket and Poppy the sheep and Leo the cat. A very warm welcome and interesting tour all round!
Fascinating insight into beekeeping. We got to taste the honey straight out of the hive! Wonderful visit with Ryan on his small vegetable farm, met the chickens, Tom the Turkey,…
Leland
August 2019
This was such an amazing experience. Ryan was very informative and made us feel welcomed. It was so cool to be a part of every step in the process and Ryan did a very thorough job explaining it all as well as answering any questions we had. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to do this and am definitely planning to come back soon. The honey tasted amazing btw and we purchased a bottle to take home with us!
This was such an amazing experience. Ryan was very informative and made us feel welcomed. It was so cool to be a part of every step in the process and Ryan did a very thorough job…
Grace
October 2019
Fun experience. Ryan was informative and a nice guy. My teens both had a good time.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear Closed-Toed Shoes, Light Colored Clothing and Long Pants

Refillable Water Bottle