Kauai Nectar Beekeeping Adventure

Kapaʻa, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Robin

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

During the Kauai Nectar adventure...

We will spend about an hour exploring the hives, our tasks being dictated by whatever the hives need each day. Including:

Collecting Pollen
Shifting boxes
Examining hives & their occupants

You will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, life cycles, and societal structures of the beehives.

We will finish the morning with local raw honey and pollen tasting. You'll leave with your very own jar of honey from one of Kauai Nectar’s apiaries.

We do have an age limit for this tour, if your child does not meet the requirement, please request a private tour! We are happy to invite younger children to visit the bees, the limit is only to accommodate other guests during a group tour.

Other things to note:

You will sweat in the bee suit, wear light comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, long socks.

There are no bathrooms at the Apiary, please come prepared and use the bathroom beforehand.

We will meet at the Apiary, located in Kapa'a at the intersection of Olohena and Waipouli Rd. The field is on Olohena Rd, NOT Waipouli Rd.
During the Kauai Nectar adventure...

We will spend about an hour exploring the hives, our tasks being dictated by whatever the hives need each day. Including:

Collecting Pollen
Shifting boxes
Examining hives & their occupants

You will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, life cycles, and societal structures of the beehives.

We will finish the morning with local raw honey and pol…
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Food
    + 2oz Jar of Honey
  • Drinks
    Cold Water
  • Equipment
    Bee Keeping Suit

Meet your host, Robin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I have been exceptionally lucky in 2 ways, I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kauai and in 2011 I discovered a beehive that changed my life. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to study under master beekeepers from Hawaii, California and Europe. I now manage 7 apiaries and 200+ bee hives across the island and enjoy being called "honey girl" around Kauai. I am proud to be one the few young, female beekeepers worldwide and love sharing this ancient practice with people of all ages and backgrounds.
I am Kauai Nectar’s founder, professional beekeeper, author, and activist.
I have been exceptionally lucky in 2 ways, I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kauai and in 2011 I discovered a beehive that changed my life. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to study under master beekeepers from Hawaii, California and Europe. I now manage 7 apiaries and 200+ bee hives across the island and enjoy being called "honey girl" around Kauai. I am proud to be one the few young, female beekeepers worldwide and love sharing this ancient practice with people of all ag…
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From $76
/ person
Fri, Aug 6
$95 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
$95 per person
Fri, Aug 20
$76 per person, previously $95
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$76 per person, previously $95
Fri, Aug 27
$76 per person, previously $95
$76 per person, previously $95
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All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

We'll be in Kapaa, the heart of the Eastside. The Apiary is situated in a lush 1,400 acre ranch with views of Mt. Wai'ale'ale.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 238 reviews.

Shirley
July 2021
Grateful we had the opportunity to book a beehive tour with Robin! The experience was very informative, but Robin--who exudes passion and excitement for bees and her work-- made the experience very enjoyable and memorable! Although I am generally terrified of bees, I felt comfortable and safe with the protective gear provided to us and Robin's humane methods to calm the bees.
Ellen
July 2021
Robin is great! The experience was very informative and fun. It is clear that Robin cares a lot about her bees, her craft, and she took very good care of us. It was thoroughly enjoyable!
Patti
March 2020
Everything you could ever want to experience firsthand about beekeeping. Charmingly funny and delightful, our guide shared the fundamentals on one of their sites - a true piece of paradise. This class was far more informative and extensive than I had hoped. Loved every minute of it. Only wish more folks would participate to gain an understanding of not only how cool bees really are, but how vital they are to life here on planet Earth. I highly encourage you to take this memorable experience.
Kim
March 2020
Such a great experience. Dave and I learned so much about bees and beekeeping. We both loved the passion that Jenn has for the bees. Getting to watch the opening of the hives, the explanation of all the details of what is happening in the hive, and locating the queen bee was amazing. We thought this experience was fantastic and were so grateful that we got to experience it!
Fay
February 2020
A fun introduction to honeybees for anyone interested in food culture, healthy ecosystems, learning about beekeeping, or even just getting to see bees up close! My 10-yr-old was fascinated (and also really excited for the honey tasting at the end). There’s hardly any walking, and we spent about half the time sitting, which suited my 73-yr-old mom. Perfect for our whole group!
Laura
February 2020
Such a wonderful experience withRobin and her bees. Don and I are considering becoming beekeepers and Robin expertly conveyed the realities of beekeeping in Kauai. Her knowledge and passion for beekeeping will inform our decisions about taking on this unique stewardship role back home.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Fri, Aug 6
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    $95 per person
  • Fri, Aug 20
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $76 per person, previously $95
  • Fri, Aug 27
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $76 per person, previously $95
  • Fri, Sep 3
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 3 other guests
    $76 per person, previously $95

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Closed-toed shoes

Breathable/comfortable clothes