Tour #3 BEE-A-BEEKEEPER

Available Daily over November to April (weather dependant) Run daily at 2.30pm, but can be run on demand at other times for groups or private bookings, please get in touch with us if you are interested in enjoying this amazing, hands-on experience.

Cost : Adults: $79.00, Child (under 15) $69.00 Family (2+2) $296.00, Extra child (under 15) $62.00 Queenstown Locals - contact us for a sweet locals rate.

Duration : 75 minute Experience

A sweet introduction into the wonderful world of Bees & Bee Keeping

Put on your Bee Suit, slip on your gloves ….. Join one of our experienced Bee Keepers to open and work an active Hive. Discover the inner workings of these amazing colonies, and their importance to our global food chain. Learn about the secret life of Bees and how to help Bees in your own backyard.

Suitable for six year olds and older.  No physical fitness required. We have children's size bee suits and gloves

What you need to bring :                                                                                                                                                            Sturdy footwear and socks required, long pants and long sleeved top recommended but not essential.  If it's a hot Central Otago day, bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock.  And bring any snacks / drinks you need to keep yourself and your crew happy.     

What we provide :                                                                                                                                                                       Full length bee-suit with veil and gloves. We will have some boots for people who don't have proper footwear.

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STAGE 1

  • Life cycle of bees digital presentation

  • Manuka honey, what’s the buzz?

  • Bees importance to the global food chain.

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STAGE 2

  • Weather permitting, Put on your bee-suit and gloves and visit an working apiary. Your experienced beekeeper will open up an active beehive and show you the inner workings of a busy bee colony.

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STAGE 3

  • Observe bees performing their many different jobs they take on during their short but busy lives. We'll look out for guard bees, worker bees, nurse bees, drone bees, brood and hopefully locate the queen.

  • We cannot open a working hive in cold weather, as this will damage a working Hive.