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Come visit us in person and learn more about our passion for bees at The Valley Hive!


2024 dates now available for purchase.

Jump into a bee suit and experience a day in the life of a beekeeper! Whether you are looking to start your own backyard hive or simply have a fascination with honeybees, after participating in The Valley Hive Beekeeping Experience, you will gain new insights into the amazing life cycle of the honeybee and walk away with a new appreciation of how important these pollinators truly are. 

Please Note:

Children over 12 years of age are welcome with an adult. Younger children are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Space is limited. Due to the popularity of this event, dates fill up quickly. There are no refunds for canceled or missed appointments.




The Beekeeping Experience is offered Spring thru early Fall. In the winter months, bees are more vulnerable. The size of the colony decreases, and food is harder to find. We do not like to disturb the bees unnecessarily during this critical time. In springtime honeybees flourish and their populations soar. This is the best time of year to see the bees in action.



The Beekeeping Experience lasts approximately two hours from start to finish. Most classes start at 9am to take advantage of the cooler morning weather. We start with a short information session followed by a trip inside our gift store to learn more about what you will see during the beekeeping portion of the class.



While you gaze at bees inside a massive glass observation hive, you will learn interesting facts such as how many millions of flowers bees need to visit to produce a single pound of honey or which bees make all the decisions inside the hive.



Wear a bee suit and experience how it feels to be inside an apiary. Open hives with a beekeeper and learn about the extraordinary life of the honeybee. Bring a camera to capture this unique, one-of-a-kind experience.



Help us process honey from the apiary using a hot knife and a honey extractor. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and take home a sample jar of your work!

Click on the dates below to register:

  • Sunday May 12, 2024 (Mother's Day) @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday June 2, 2024 @ 9am -  SOLD OUT
  • Sunday June 16, 2024 (Father's Day) @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday June 30, 2024 @ 9am  - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday July 7, 2024 @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday July 28, 2024 @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday August 18, 2024 @ 9am  - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday September 15, 2024 @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday October 6, 2024 @ 9am - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday October 20, 2024 @ 9am - SOLD OUT

    Beekeeping Experience Location:  The Valley Hive 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311 

    Time:  Starts at 9am; lasts approximately 2.5 hours

    What to Wear: 

    • Wear closed shoes. High top shoes or boots are best, tennis shoes are ok (NO sandles)
    • Long Socks (not peds) are preferred.
    • Wear long pants.
    • 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.


    Please Note:  Children 12 years of age and older are welcome to enroll with an adult who is enrolled.  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.  Please choose your date carefully as we will not switch you to a new date after your purchase is made.

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