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1908 Woodland Avenue
Austin, TX, 78741
United States

512-814-6702

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Urban Honey Bee Hive Tour


 

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, led by a professional beekeeper, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and getting up close with more than 100,000 bees.  Each tour is capped at 10 people, providing you an intimate experience of this fascinating species.

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.  Tours include a taste of honey fresh from the hive.

NEW FOR FALL 2018: We've upped our hive tour game!  Starting September 1, tours will now held at Texas Keeper Cider and include a select beverage and a naan croissant from one of Austin's favorite food trailers,  Puli-Ra. Come for the bees, and stick around for the beautiful Texas scenery, refreshing drinks, and delicious and locally-sourced food. 

Because we understand that sometimes you want to bring along the kids, and sometimes you need a little kid-free adult time, we have two different types of tours to best fit your needs!  Everyone, age 6 and up, are welcome on our family-friendly tours.  Please refrain from booking kids younger than 16 on our adults-only tour! Click the below buttons to search for and book your tour today

Looking for a unique experience for your family or friends?  Contact us today to book a private hive tour for up to 12 people!  We have hosted all types of groups including corporate events, bachelorette parties, and birthday parties for folks of all ages.  Private events are available any day of the week. 

Price: $45 for adults, $35 for kids (age 6 and up welcome)

Tour Includes:

  • Guided tour of at least two beehives by a professional beekeeper
  • Protective gear
  • Honey tasting, fresh from the hive
  • Snack from Puli-Ra food trailer
  • Caffeinated beverage from Puli-Ra or cider from Texas Keeper Cider
  • Water
  • Surprise gift to help you support our local pollinators!

DETAILS:

  • Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and are held at Texas Keeper Cider
  • Hive tours are run from February ­through November, 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
  • Ages 6 and up welcome!
  • Wear long sturdy pants and closed toe shoes that cover the ankle. Additional attire guidelines will be emailed to you.
 

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