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Oak Leaf Acres is hosting Phoebe's Bees Hive Tours!

Dates & Times:

June 1st

June 29th

July 20th
Sign up by emailing

Tours begin at 9 am and run until 12 pm. The hive tour window can be extended based on the number of participants.
Each tour block is 45-60 minutes. Guests are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early
to check in, sign a waiver, and get suited up.

Group Size:

  • Maximum of 5 guests per hive tour block. Exceptions can be made on request.


  • Adults: $30

  • Seniors (ages 60+), veterans, and teachers: $25

  • Children (ages 8-12): $15

What to Bring:

  • Wear light-colored clothing: Bees are less attracted to light colors.

  • Loose-fitting pants: Jeans or cargo pants are required. No skirts, shorts, or tight-fitting pants.

  • Comfortable, closed-toed shoes: Sneakers or boots are recommended. Long socks are encouraged to tuck pants into.

  • Water: Stay hydrated during the tour.

  • Medication or ointments: In case of stings. Phoebe’s Bees will have a First Aid Kit for scrapes or cuts but will not administer any medications, including EpiPens. Guests are responsible for their specific medicinal needs. 911 will be notified for any medical emergencies. Phoebe’s Bees does not carry an EpiPen.

  • Avoid wearing: Rings or bracelets that could cause injury in the event of a bee sting. Do not wear perfume or any other scented products as they can attract bees.

What We Provide:

  • Bee jacket with veil

  • Rubber gloves

  • 2 oz. keepsake jar of Phoebe’s Bees honey

  • 10% off on: Additional purchases at Phoebe’s Bees

What to Expect:

  1. Safety Review & Waiver:

    • Review safety information and protocols.

    • Sign waiver.

  2. Get Suited Up:

    • Phoebe will inspect guests' clothing for safety.

  3. Walk to the Hives:

    • Phoebe will brief guests on honey bee behavior, conduct around the hives, and the tour flow.

  4. Hive Inspections:

    • Phoebe will open the first hive and narrate the inspection.

    • Guests can hold frames and take photos during the second hive inspection.

    • Guests can use hive tools to pull frames and take photos during the third hive inspection.

  5. Debrief & Questions:

    • Guests can ask any questions about the hives before returning to remove bee suits and gloves.

  6. Close with Takeaway Information:

    • Phoebe will provide closing information and additional insights.

Perfect For:

  • Gardeners: Learn how bees contribute to your garden’s health and productivity.

  • Nature-Loving Families: A unique, educational adventure suitable for all ages.

  • Prospective Beekeepers: Get a hands-on experience without the cost or commitment of owning a hive.

  • Companies: Ideal for unique team-building exercises, focusing on communication and teamwork within the hive.

  • Spiritual Seekers: Experience the calming and peaceful activity of beekeeping.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of pollinators in our food supply.

  • Reasons behind the decline of pollinator populations.

  • Differences between native bees and managed honeybees.

  • Bee hive basics: residents, lifecycle, communication.

  • What you’ll see in the hive: queen, larvae, drones, pollen, nectar.

  • Fascinating bee facts: how they tell time, mimic refrigeration, and maximize geometry.

Get Hands-On:

Suit up and go hands-on with Phoebe to inspect a working honeybee colony! You choose how involved you want to be. Watch the bees at work, pass a live frame around for a closer look, and search for the queen bee. All protective gear is provided, making for great bee-suit selfies to share your adventure on social media.

Why Join a Hive Tour?

Opening a hive for the first time is like discovering a different world. This tour offers a deeper appreciation for the natural world and a sense of belonging to it. Beekeeping is an ancient art and science, and every hive has a unique personality, telling its own story. It’s an opportunity to interact with and learn about an animal you wouldn’t normally encounter. Honey bees are fascinating and complex, yet simple in their needs and occasionally funny. Not everyone will have a life-changing experience, but Phoebe’s passion for beekeeping aims to spark interest, teach a few things, and ensure everyone has fun.

Book Your Hive Tour Today!

Don’t miss this unique and memorable experience. Reserve your spot on our website and join us
for an adventure you’ll remember forever. 🐝🌸🍯

For more information and to book your tour, visit our website or contact us directly.
We look forward to sharing the wonderful world of bees with you!

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