Extract honey with a beekeeper

Midrand, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Trevor

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

What you'll do

We'll begin the experience with a motivational talk on bees and how they work and live. You will then watch as I open a hive and explain what is happening inside it and why. Depending on the time of year, you'll learn how to extract honey. You'll also be able to keep a bottle of the honey that we've extracted.
Other things to note
No alcohol will be served.
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Drinks
    I will provide soft drinks or water. No alcohol.
  • Equipment
    Protective suit

Meet your Host, Trevor

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a registered beekeeper with numerous hives situated around Johannesburg. I invite others to enjoy the wonderful experience of getting close-up with bees in a very safe environment.
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

The entire experience will be conducted in a safe environment and you will experience the amazing closeness of the African bee. We'll meet at the B&B in the Johannesburg area and I'll take you to a selected safe site where the hive is situated.

Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

November 2019
This was an unique experience for my birthday. I enjoyed learning about the bees and the honey extraction process. Trevor is very professional. I definitely got a couple of bee stings but I also enjoyed that part because I went prepare for that.
April 2019
What a wonderful day out with Trevor! This experience really was just great, got to get up close to the bees and to see trevor in action in this field that you can see he truely loves. Learned alot and got tasty fresh honey to take with us!! Thank you Trevor, we need more people like you!!
March 2019
I totally recommend this experience. This was probably the best Airbnb experience what we've been on so far. We got to help Trevor to relocate a wild bee hive in the suburb of Johannesburg. Information Trevor provided and the hands on experience itself made me appreciate the bees and the work of bee keepers much more than before. I was not particularly afraid of bees but until this experience there were not welcome at my table - they WILL BE now! The first thing we did after coming back from Trevor's experience is to find a documentary about bees (we watched More Than Honey). We'll be talking to Trevor soon about starting our own small hive. Once again, take this experience!
September 2021
Definitely an experience worth taking on.
November 2019
Trevor was a kind and informative host. We very much enjoyed this experience and the opportunity to gain an introduction to beekeeping.
October 2018
Trevor is very hands on thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely do it again

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Fri, Nov 12
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Nov 13
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $45 per person

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 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

A light coloured overall, a cap and shoes or boots that covers the ankles or thick socks.