Beekeeping Sessions

Do you want to learn more about the amazing honeybee? Are you considering having your very own backyard hive, but you are not sure where to begin? Maybe you are not quite ready to suit up and explore inside the hive, with our Hive Tour? Are you a new beekeeper that is looking for a mentor? Our Beekeeping Session is a great place to start or even enhance your beekeeping knowledge.

This one-on-one or small group beginning session (2-6 individuals) will help you gain knowledge and have your questions answered. You will not only learn from the beekeeper, but from the bees, through the use of our observation hive. With the honeybees securely inside this viewing hive, individuals are able to observe the bees, up close and personal. This session is also a great opportunity for children to learn about the life of a honeybee, without fear.

Come relax on our observation deck and enjoy the bees!

Once you sign up for our Beekeeping Session, our beekeeper will contact you to not only schedule your session, but design a program that best fits your needs. A completed liability waiver will be required before the session begins. This waiver will be e-mailed to you, as well as additional information to prepare you for your experience.

Your Beginning Beekeeping Session will include:

  • Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Viewing of Hives
  • A Photo Opportunity
  • Question/Answer Session
  • A Beginning Beekeeper Equipment List
  • A Recommended Resource List
  • A Pollinator Friendly Plant List
  • Bottled Water

We believe that one-on-one or small group instruction (2-6 individuals) is most beneficial for learning. Children are welcome, age 8+, unless other arrangements have been made with the beekeeper. Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours. Additional sessions may be scheduled, to continue your beekeeping journey. Advanced beekeeping sessions are also available.

  • $40.00/adult
  • $20.00/child (ages 8-17)
Hive Inspection

Scheduling: To purchase a beekeeping session, visit our online Shop. To schedule your session, visit our Contact Us page. Please leave your name, contact information and the Educational Experience/s you are interested in. Our beekeeper will contact you with all of the exciting details. We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

*Combination: Beekeeping Session & Hive Tour

Combine both of our sessions, back to back, for a discounted rate! The Combination Package will last approximately 2.5-3 hours.

  • $60.00/adult
  • $30.00/child (ages 8-17)

Scheduling: To purchase a Beekeeping & Tour Combo, visit our online Shop. To schedule your Combo Session, visit our Contact Us page. Please leave your name, contact information and the Educational Experience/s you are interested in. Our beekeeper will contact you with all of the exciting details. We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS will be given on Beekeeping Sessions.  You may transfer your registration for a Beekeeper Session, to another session, of equal value, UP TO ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE of the scheduled event. 

If you cancel your scheduled event LESS THAN ONE WEEK prior to your scheduled date, Indigo Acres Apiary will make every attempt to reschedule you/your group to another session, based on availability.  This is NOT a guarantee.   Please keep in mind, last minute cancellations are challenging for the bees and the beekeeper. 

Indigo Acres Apiary has the right to cancel any event due to illness or inclement weather.  Beekeeping sessions cannot be held in the rain.  Rain = cranky bees!  If your session is canceled, by the beekeeper, you will be transferred to another session.

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