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Bee Keeping Experience


Learn all about the fascinating world of the honey bee with this incredible Bee Keeping Experience!


  • Learn about bees including their lifecycle, why manuka honey is so amazing and the importance of bees to our global food chain.
  • Put on a full-length bee suit and join an experienced Bee Keeper to help open an active hive to observe its inner workings
  • Witness the different bees found in a hive and hopefully locate the Queen.

Interactive and exciting, our bee keeping experience is a must do!

We’ll start with an informative digital presentation before donning a full-length bee suit and joining an experienced Bee Keeper to open and work an active hive. You’ll get to witness the inner workings of these amazing colonies while learning about their secrets from your friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Suitable for anyone 6 years and over, our fun and easy experience requires no physical fitness and is great for families with children sized bee suits available.

Join us for this awesome Bee Keeping Experience, great for the whole family!

Adult $69.00
Child $59.00 (Under 15 years old)

What's included

  • Bee Suits & Gloves are provided.


  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience


  • 26 Hansen Road, Frankton, Queenstown 9371

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Suitable for children over 6 years old, the child price is applicable for ages under 15 years.

    Please note, sturdy footwear and socks are required. We recommend wearing long pants and a long sleeve top, but these are not essential.

    This experience is weather dependent and runs with a minimum of 2x persons.

    We're unable open a working hive in cold weather as this can kill or severely damage a working Hive, so in bad weather well open up one of our Indoor live hives.

Available Bookings from 14 Sep to 20 Sep 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 14 Sep
Thu 15 Sep
Fri 16 Sep
Sat 17 Sep
Sun 18 Sep
Mon 19 Sep
Tue 20 Sep

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$59.00

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$59.00

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$59.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Micah Altman from United States wrote on 04 March 2020

Amazing Experience

My wife and I had a fantastic experience at Buzzstop. It was truly a an unforgettable, fun, and rewarding tour. Would go again in a heartbeat!

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Susan from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

So Enlightening

I wanted to do something a little different that would mark our trip to Queenstown. We packed in alot of activities and Bee Keeping Experience was one of them. I would highly recommend doing this - it was so interesting and i had so little knowledge of bees other than they can sting you and they make honey, but we left here so enlightened and amazed at the life of our nz honey bee. They are such amazing loyal and hard working insects and we got to experience and learn so much more about the life of the honey bee and a beekeeper. Rosie was our Beekeeper and her knowledge and enthusiasm made for a very very interesting and enjoyable few hours. Thanks so much Rosie we had a great visit.

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kura from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2021

Best experience in Queenstown by far!

Nick was fantastic at explaining situation and helped my daughters understand the behaviour of these beautiful natured creatures. From one child who has a phobia of them to having her feed one with her bare hands in the end. I must genuinely recommend you experience this yourself even as an active family, the interaction on this tour was outstanding! Thanks Nick and team for a wonderful and positive experience A+++++

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enriqued from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2021

Fun, educational and inspiring

Nick, the General Manager, took care of us really well. He took us through all the bee keeping process, letting us be an active part of it along with the bees, drones and baby bees. He is a caring person with a very educational and easy to understand approach to bee keeping, which we now know that is a far wider science than we initially expected. The setting is amazing between Lake Johnson and the Remarkables; the Buzzstop cafe feels so cozy and with such a relaxing vibe that we didn't want to go back to Glenorchy. We highly recommend taking the time to learn about bee keeping with Nick and his team.

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roxannej from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2021

Fun, great and informative tour! A beautiful day!

What a great day! Lovely venue, interesting and informative guide and just so much fun!! Nick was great, full of knowledge and we were in shock at how much we learnt! It was a beautiful day and so lovely to be able to sit in the sun with a delicious wine and sandwich after (would recommend even just going in to try these as both were delicious!) We would definitely recommend the tour to all that are looking for a little something different to do in QT and who want to learn a little bit more about NZ's beautiful bees! Thank you Nick and crew for a great day!

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