Want a unique and educational experience unlike anything you've done before? Get hands on in a real live beehive! Learn about about how these amazing bees work so hard to provide us with food and help our environment. The Beehive tour welcomes all foodies, gardeners, adventurers, future beekeepers and anyone who is curious to experience the wonderful world of bees. Your team will be lead by professional Beekeepers you will suit up in protective gear for our hands-on apiary where 4,100,000's bees are kept. On the tour where you will see the inner workings of the hives. You will light a bee smoker to help calm the bees buzzing around. Once we are in the apiary, you will notice how the honey bees are docile and focused on working on their daily tasks to keep their colony thriving. We will finish the tour with a sampling of our honey on tap. Perfect for adventure with friends, team building, or to spice up any date. Click on the links below to schedule your experience. Early Spring,Summer, and Early Fall are good times to schedule as we close down our bees when the weather become cool.
Summer & Fall 2022 Hive Experience Dates
To dream a new experience.
Hive experiences are for ages 14 and up.
During this experience, you will put on a full protective bee suit and will go through a hive inspection with a beekeeper.
You will learn how bees make honey, the importance of honey bee pollination, various honey bee types, difficulties facing the modern beekeeper, how to inspect a hive, and taste different honey samples from the largest tasting bar in the midwest.
Honey Sensory Classes
An experience unlike any other.
Wild Harvest Honey Farm is a proud member of the American Honey Tasting Society. Our honey tasting Class is hosted by our on staff honey connoisseur. This tasting class will sharpen your senses and give you a strong foundation and deeper understanding of honey.
Like wine, cheese, coffee, and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers' markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers are capitalizing on the trend. This class offers an introduction to the world of how to taste, select, pair and use a diverse selection of honey. You will also be able to taste the honey on fresh fruit and cheeses. New world of possibilities will be opened to your tasting palate.
Learn the methods of sensory analysis to evaluate honey by color, taste, flavor and texture by sampling several honey from around the world and of coarse our local honey fresh from the hive.