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Bee Medicine: Syrups and Elixirs

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Experience hosted by Bob

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll taste three different kinds of honey—the most obvious gift of the hive. You'll learn how honey can be used in creating medicines and nutrition supplements for humans. We’ll discuss native plants and their importance to bee and human health, sampling prepared herbal honeys and syrups. You'll also learn about what to plant in your own region. Finally, you'll create your own immune-boosting oxymel or elixir from local plants and honey to take home.

Bob's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Honey and palate-cleansers such as almonds and apples; also a sampling of s...
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Meet your host, Bob

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi. I’m Bob, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I fell in love with beekeeping living in a garden cottage surrounded by skyscrapers as the writer-in-residence for Seattle's Hugo House. With 12 years experience tending honey bees (at one time 150 colonies), I'm also a leader in pollinator conservation. Founder of the non-profit The Common Acre, I was co-Primary Investigator on a four-year USDA study and instigated the Flight Path and Green Line projects with Sea-Tac Airport and Seattle City Light. I'm excited to co-host this workshop with Shannon Welles of Hypha, an organization dedicated to the interchange between art and earth. Shannon is a Washington-native plant steward and has trained in Pacific Northwest ethnobotany, medicinal wildcrafting, permaculture, and earthen building. She holds an MFA in Arts Leadership.
Hi. I’m Bob, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I fell in love with beekeeping living in a garden cottage surrounded by skyscrapers as the writer-in-residence for Seattle's Hugo House. With 12 years experience tending honey bees (at one time 150 colonies), I'm also a leader in pollinator conservation. Founder of the non-profit The Common Acre, I was co-Primary Investigator on a four-year USDA study and instigated the Flight Path and Green Line projects with Sea-Tac Airport and S…
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In partnership with Atlas Obscura

Selected by Atlas Obscura
This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.


Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

Where you'll be

The Hillman City Collaboratory is an incubator for social change. Located in the historic Hillman City neighborhood of Rainier Valley, the Collaboratory is a warm gathering space that supports the abundant brilliance in the neighborhood.

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 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

notebook and pen

camera