- $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.
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.
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.