Visit an Apiary with a Beekeeper

The Valley Hive

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In a Nutshell

Don a suit and head into an apiary, where you’ll see an open hive and hold a frame of live bees; conclude your visit by tasting fresh honey

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 9, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Wear closed-toed shoes with socks and a camera for pictures. Baseball cap recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $55 for one admission to an interactive beekeeping experience with beekeepers Danny Finkelstein and Keith Roberts
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The tour will be held at The Valley Hive in Chatsworth. Children are welcome. Wear socks and closed-toe shoes—high tops and boots are preferred. Danny and Keith also recommend a baseball cap, which will work well with your bee suit.

Each event is capped at 16 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

In 2 hours, you’ll see what a honeybee experiences over the course of a lifetime, and what a beekeeper experiences over the course of a day. As you catch glimpses of The Valley Hive’s 10 acres, you’ll visit a showroom with a massive glass observation hive, venture into an apiary, and finish the tour with a fresh honey tasting. During the apiary portion of the tour, you’ll put on a beekeeper suit and watch as your guides open up active hives so you can see what’s buzzing around inside.

  • Look Inside a Glass Observation Hive
    While you gaze at bees inside a massive glass observation hive, your guides will share interesting facts, such as how many millions of flowers bees need to visit to produce a single pound of honey.

  • Suit Up
    After donning a beekeeper suit, you’ll step inside an apiary, where Danny or Keith will open active hives and hand you a frame crawling with live bees. Bring a camera if you’d like Danny or Keith to take a picture of you with frame in hand.

  • Have a Taste
    Depending on the season and the hives’ productivity, you might help extract and taste fresh honey. If the bees come up empty that day, you’ll attend a tasting of local honeys instead.


Your Hosts

Danny Finkelstein and Keith Roberts Danny Finkelstein and Keith Roberts
Beekeepers and Co-Owners, The Valley Hive

Danny Finkelstein and Keith Roberts weren’t always big fans of bees. In fact, Danny’s journey into the jumpsuit started when he enlisted someone to remove bees from his house—and accidentally became enchanted with his hired pro’s skill and gear. And while today Keith Roberts is Vice President of the LA County Bee Keepers Association, it was a booth at the LA County Fair, followed by a trip to the library, that sparked his initial passion. Since founding The Valley Hive, they’ve helped dozens of novice beekeepers transform their own fascination with bees into urban hives they’re proud of, eliciting buzz from the BBC and NBC Los Angeles in the process.


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    The Valley Hive

    9633 Baden Avenue

    Chatsworth, CA 91311

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