Take a close up look inside beehives of the African Honeybee

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Doživljaj koji organizira Sharon

  1. 3,5 h
  2. Jezik: engleski

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Join me for a fun, exciting, informative and wonderful experience learning about our amazing indigenous honeybees, Apis mellifera scutellata (the African Honey Bee) - we start with some theory covering safety and PPE, then we learn about the actual bees inside the hive (the different castes and what their life cycles) and what makes them different to other honey bee species. Everyone gets to dress in bee-suits for a hands-on experience where we open a number of beehives and work with the bees. We learn how to identify the different types of bees and understand their respective roles. A highlight is when we get to see the Queen, alternatively we examine identifying features to show that there is a laying queen in the hive. We hope to be able to harvest honey, and then go into the honey room to extract the honey (this is entirely seasonal and harvesting of honey is not always available). Finally, we get to do a honey tasting of various different South African 100% Raw honeys. Its a warm, feel good experience.

We will end off with a Q&A session over coffee and homemade cake/cookies.

[Your host, Sharon, is an experienced registered beekeeper who gives Beekeeper Training Courses to beginner as well as experienced beekeepers. She is a commercial beekeeper who owns over 400 hives, most of which are placed on farms around Gauteng. Sharon only produces 100% Raw Honey]
Join me for a fun, exciting, informative and wonderful experience learning about our amazing indigenous honeybees, Apis mellifera scutellata (the African Honey Bee) - we start with some theory covering safety and PPE, then we learn about the actual bees inside the hive (the different castes and what their life cycles) and what makes them different to other honey bee species. Everyone gets to dress in bee-suits for a hands-on experience where we o…

Što je uključeno

  • Hrana
    Light finger snacks will be provided.

  • Piće
  • Oprema
    Full Bee suit with gloves provided. All other ancillary beekeeping equipmen...

Upoznajte svog domaćina (Sharon)

Domaćin na Airbnbu od 2021.
  • 4 recenzije
  • Identitet je verificiran
I have been a registered beekeeper for over 11 years (GP072), what started as a hobby with my husband, Rob, quickly developed into a full time career. I now have over 400 beehives in apiaries all around greater Johannesburg, mostly on farms with some small holding sites.

I offer monthly beekeeper training courses to new or hobbyist beekeepers, as well as experienced beekeepers wanting to understand more about the bees and how to maximize honey production. I work with Apis mellifera scutellata.

I am a member of SABIO (South African Bee Industry Organisation), Southerns Beekeeping Association and Eastern Highveld Beekeeping Association. I give Bee Awareness Talks to schools and Adult Interest Groups. I run a WhatsApp group specifically for female beekeepers that is a safe space for them to ask for advice without feeling inadequate.
I have been a registered beekeeper for over 11 years (GP072), what started as a hobby with my husband, Rob, quickly developed into a full time career. I now have over 400 beehives in apiaries all around greater Johannesburg, mostly on farms with some small holding sites.

I offer monthly beekeeper training courses to new or hobbyist beekeepers, as well as experienced beekeepers wanting to understand more about the bees and how to maximize honey production. I work with Apis mellifera s…
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Sharon has a number of nursery apiary sites close to the training venue (where small swarms are taken to build them up for the nectar flow). We will visit one of these apiaries to open the beehives - Sharon will always choose the closest apiary which is likely to give the most interesting experience for the guests. One of the apiaries is on-site, another is a few kilometers away. Transport will be provided if the further apiary is selected.

Ocjena 5,0 od 5 na temelju 4 recenzija.

Christa
siječanj 2022.
This experience was phenomenal. I do not use this word lightly as I’m hoping to convey just how much my friends and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with Sharon while she introduced us to her world. The experience was informative, interactive, safe and quite unique and I feel very lucky to have done it. Sharon is a brilliant host and I’m grateful that she has made it possible for us to share this with her. Highly recommended.
Emma
studeni 2021.
We had the most incredible experience learning about honey bees and visiting the incredible hives to see the bees in action. Sharon is such a passionate and thoughtful host and the entire experience was fantastic! Loved the honey tasting at the end. Can’t recommend it enough!
Ansie
siječanj 2022.
A great experience. Absolutely safe. So interesting. Essential information is provided that everyone should know. Bees are awesome.
LeRoy
prosinac 2021.
Something you should definitely experience

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