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Hands on Honeybees

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.kula, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Mark Damon

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will arrive at our apiary and organic farm in Kula. We will discuss honeybees and their relationship to agriculture as well as Q&A about keeping bees. Some things we may talk about will be bee equipment, Queen bees, drones, workers, eggs and larva, honeybee roles inside the hive, collecting and extracting honey, and different types of honey. Suit up with protective gear and open hives to look at frames of honey and brood. Brief Tour of the farm gardens. Honey tasting and refreshments.

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What's included

  • Food
    Taste our Winter and Summer Honey
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Full ventilated bee suits with veils and gloves.
    Hive tools and smoker...
From ₹6,047
/ person
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Meet your host, Mark Damon

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Mark and Leah Damon have operated Maui Bees as a family business in Kula Hawaii for the past 10 years. When they first met, Mark and Leah combined their shared passion for bees and wholesome organically grown food to create a joint farming venture that was an immediate hit with the local community. They grow top quality garden fresh produce, organically fed pastured eggs and amazing Maui Honey, all available at their Kula farm stand.
Mark has been keeping bees for 45 years. Leah is a 2nd generation beekeeper with extensive knowledge and experience in the field. They run an annual workshop for beginner beekeepers at their home and Mark has done presentations for honeybees at Haleakala Waldorf School.
Mark and Leah Damon have operated Maui Bees as a family business in Kula Hawaii for the past 10 years. When they first met, Mark and Leah combined their shared passion for bees and wholesome organically grown food to create a joint farming venture that was an immediate hit with the local community. They grow top quality garden fresh produce, organically fed pastured eggs and amazing Maui Honey, all available at their Kula farm stand.
Mark has been keeping bees for 45 years. Leah is a 2nd ge…
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Where you'll be

We will be working the bees at one of our apiaries at Maui Bees inc., A local organic and biodynamic farm upcountry Maui in Kula at about 2400 feet elevation. Nestled in the high plains of Haleakala's beautiful slopes and host to spectacular views.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Joseph
February 2020
Incredible and personal experience with nature. I am allergic to bees but they had the protective suits and the bees are very docile. I was impressed with the learning phase and the hands on phase. The location is incredibly picturesque and the people are very nice and welcoming.
Incredible and personal experience with nature. I am allergic to bees but they had the protective suits and the bees are very docile. I was impressed with the learning phase and th…
Archie
February 2020
Me and my wife had an amazing experience here! Mark started the tour by educating us on bees, their lifespan, how crucial they are, And how intelligent they are!! This experience is located on a farm with a mini organic fruits and vegetables, cows, turkeys, chickens, horses and much more! He took us up and showed us how the honey was made and processed. He then took us to get suited up and go to the hives to see how the honey was made. When we got to the hives he let me and my wife open the box pull out the slides and see the bees up close and personal and we even found a couple queen bees. He even said he would help us start Our own beehive when we got home if we would like. Everybody on the farm was exceptionally nice and welcoming! I would recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience to anybody coming to Maui! Thank you again!
Me and my wife had an amazing experience here! Mark started the tour by educating us on bees, their lifespan, how crucial they are, And how intelligent they are!! This experience i…
Kimberly
August 2019
The hands on honeybees tour was one of the coolest and most interesting experiences my family has ever had. The property is just beautiful, and we learned how they are biodynamially farming it (which was really cool all on its own!) But the real stars of the show are the bees themselves! My mouth was literally hanging open at times because it’s so fascinating hearing about what an incredible life these little guys lead. Levi and Mark are incredibly knowledgeable and you can feel their passion for the the land, the animals and the bees. Levi lead us through a fun and interesting tour and eagerly answered all our questions. You won’t find a better guide to learn about or experience the art of beekeeping. And, we were able to suit-up and open a hive and see inside their fascinating little world! We were able to remove and hold the racks and even work the smoker. It truly was hands on. It is a once in a lifetime experience, and this beautiful and memorable setting in Maui is just the place to do it.
The hands on honeybees tour was one of the coolest and most interesting experiences my family has ever had. The property is just beautiful, and we learned how they are biodynamiall…

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

If you are allergic to bee stings or do not want to get stung please let us know so we can accommodate you. Air temperatures range from 70-90 degrees F. You may optionally wear jeans and a long sleeve white shirt if you do not want to wear a suit. This experience is outside and weather dependent.

What to bring

Wear light clothing like shorts and t-shirts, thick socks and closed toe shoes.

Do not wear strong perfumes or odorous substances