Private Hive Tours 2021

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 will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and getting up close with more than 40,000 bees.  

You will walk away with a better understanding of the importance of honey bees and why their survival is so important, and see firsthand why bees aren’t near as scary as many of us think! Watch honey bees at work creating honey, witness as new bees are ‘born’, and learn more about what you can do to help the health and survival of this vital species. 


  • $175+tax maximum 6 people.

  • Tours last approximately 1 hour and are held outside in the Honeybee Centre Classroom or one of our Community Bee Garden sites (your choice:

  • Hive tours run from April 14 to July 31, dependent on weather.  Available tour times will vary depending on season to limit disturbance of hive activities.  

  • All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before entering any hives.

  • All ages are welcome. Recommended for children 7+.

  • Bee jackets provided, but participants should wear long sturdy pants and closed toe shoes that cover the ankle. Additional attire guidelines will be emailed to you.

  • During Covid-19 – please wear a mask and bring your own a pair of garden gloves to wear!


  • 10-20 minutes education under the tent in the courtyard

  • Guided tour of one of our beehives

  • Protective gear (you will want to bring your own gloves)

  • Lots of opportunity for photos with the bees!

* Hive tours are weather dependent, and will be confirmed 12-24 hours in advance.

*These tours are designed for gardeners, nature enthusiasts, adventurers, foodies and also anyone who wants to learn more about bees but doesn’t necessarily want to become beekeepers themselves. Participants may be inspired to go on to learn beekeeping, but this tour is not a beekeeping class. Please ask us about more information about our beekeeping courses.

Email or call Cassie to sign-up.


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