September 17, 2023
The Beekeeping Experience is offered on Sunday at 9am and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Ever wondered what life is like inside a bustling beehive? Here is your chance to see firsthand how bees work together inside of a colony to produce honey and so much more. “Busy as a bee” will take on new meaning as you watch these industrious little creatures buzz around from one place to another communicating with their sisters in the most fascinating way. That’s right, inside the hive, all the worker bees are girls. The boys have one important job which cannot be overlooked. But we’ll tell you all about that when we see you. During your visit, as you take turns holding frames full of bees, you may be lucky enough to spot the queen bee laying eggs into tiny honeycomb shaped wax cells. In a given day, she can lay more than 2,000 eggs! As you will see, there is a lot of work to be done inside the hive. However, you’ll leave the work to us and the bees when you visit the hive, put on a bee suit and follow us into the bee yard to experience the magic of the bees and this ancient craft. For more information about the itinerary, please visit our Beekeeping Experience Page.
The Valley Hive 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Starts at 9am; lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
What to Wear:
o Wear closed shoes. High tops shoes or boots are best, tennis shoes are ok. (NO sandals)
o Long Socks (not peds) are preferred.
o Wear long pants.
o Bring a baseball hat to be worn with the suit. If you have long hair, you should also bring a hair tie to pull your hair back to keep it out of your face when wearing the bee veil.
- Children over 12 years of age are welcome with an adult. Younger children are permitted on a case-by-case basis.
- Due to the popularity of this event, dates fill up quickly. There are no refunds for canceled or missed appointments.