In this two-hour workshop, you'll experience a working apiary. After a tour of Bastille's 4,500-square-foot organic rooftop garden, we'll open the hives and see thousands of honeybees at work. You'll get to hold a frame of bees from the hive, learn about the different kinds of bees, and discover the many jobs of bees inside the hive. We'll taste three kinds of raw honey and discuss the nation's food system and how it depends on bees. We’ll give you a take-home list of pollinator plants so you can help bees of all kinds in your own yard. Finally, you'll get a jar of honey as a tasty reminder of these fascinating and valuable creatures.
所有体验达人都必须遵守世界动物保护协会（World Animal Protection）制定的准则
Hi. I’m Bob, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I fell in love with beekeeping while living in a garden cottage surrounded by skyscrapers as writer-in-residence for Seattle’s Hugo House. With 12 years experience tending honey bees (at one time 150 colonies), I’m also a passionate leader in pollinator conservation and habitat restoration. Founder of the non-profit The Common Acre, I was the co-Primary Investigator on a four-year USDA study and instigated the Flight Path and Green Line projects with Sea-Tac airport and Seattle City Light. Since 2009, I’ve operated Urban Bee Company—newly dubbed "Survivor Bee" to reflect a focus on the bee health crisis. I’m a state-certified journeyman beekeeper, former Trustee of the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, and past Board President of Certified Naturally Grown.
这一体验由奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）社区的一名成员开展，并由奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）为您甄选。
奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）创建于2009年，是一个全球探险家社区，提供世界各地奇景和美食相关资讯。 社区成员还会举办自己的体验活动，为您提供探索世界隐蔽奇观、当地奇景和珍奇美食的特别契机。
Three different kinds of raw honey, plus some nuts and apples to cleanse the palate between tastings.
Mead—also known as "honey wine"—was, for hundreds of years, the common alcoholic beverage in Europe and many other parts of…
The experience will happen on the rooftop of Bastille Café and Bar, as close as you might get to an authentic Parisian bistro in the U.S. The rooftop's 4,500 sq foot garden provides the restaurant with many vegetables and herbs used across the menu and in its cocktails. After the class, treat yourself to some food and drink at Bastille (not included in the experience), or enjoy the walkable streets of Old Ballard, with its many charming shops.
最多可有12位年满10周岁的参与者参加。 Minors can only attend with their legal guardian.
Veils and gloves will be provided. It is possible that you could get stung. All guests will be asked to sign a waiver before the experience begins. Participants will need to climb two steep steps and over a 2' barrier to reach the hives. This event will run rain or shine.
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