Guests will be able to suit up in a Bee suit and become immersed in the amazing art of bee keeping. Learning basic skills and if they wish will be able to accompany me right into a hive and explore all the inner workings of the hive. See how bees are working in nature. Go frame by frame to spot the ruler of the hive (the queen). Watch bees actually take there first steps in life after chewing their way out of their cell and hatch out into the colony. See the difference between male(drone) bees and female(worker) bees. See the bees bring in the pollen on their pollen sacks. I will also go over how to select and graft new queens and how the process works to select genetics and how the very detailed timeline is carried out from initial breeder hive selection to grafting the appropriate age egg to using the starter / finisher colony to incubate the cells and also the incubator period for the cell. The final step of placing a cell into a mating colony and look at other colonies to see virgin queens and also mated queens starting there new colonies. I’m open to any and all questions the guest may and will have. I want to share this amazing creature to others they are a blessing.
所有体验达人都必须遵守世界动物保护协会（World Animal Protection）制定的准则
I am a commercial honey bee keeper in Maine. I travel each year back and forth to Florida with my honey bees. During the winter they travel 1500+ miles to Florida and back in early May to Maine. While in Maine we provide much needed pollination services. I raise my own queens and have specific mating yards for them here in Maine. I typically run between 400-600 colonies and make 10’s of thousands of pounds of delicious natural raw honey that is sold all over Maine. We have large retail accounts and small garden stands selling the honey. I ship bees to hobby bee keepers nationwide.
What would a bee keeping adventure be without trying some delicious honey
Water will be provided
Any offsite transportation will be arranged by me or in coordination with the guests.
All bee keeping equipment needed, clothing, tools etc.
I will show quests the following: Queen mating yard Cell builder hives Incubation process of queens Honey production facility A variety of local production yards with full scale hives in operation
最多可有10位年满15周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be aware that a possible bee sting does exist and should make sure they are not allergic to bee stings. We will make all efforts to make sure you do not get stung but it is possible.
Open up your mind to the amazing world of bee keeping. Be prepared to be blown away with an amazing experience by a very passionate bee keeper. Have pleanty of questions ready and enjoy!
Visit a working honey bee farm