Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Hive Inspection
Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Hive Inspectors
Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Honeybees
Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Hive Inspection Team
Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Hive Inspection
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Limited Dates Available During Summer 2022

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Located in Lake Toxaway, NC, our Bee Tour & Honey Culinary Experience will introduce you to the intensity of the bee colony, the power of the Queen and the fierce loyalty of her female subjects. Join us on an exploration of these fascinating insects, their role in pollination and sustaining the health of our forest. Honeybees are the heartbeat of not only our agriculture, but a healthy, biodiverse environment.

Join Sean & Denise for a delicious tasting of several honeys. Sean has been keeping bees since he was 12 and is a certified North Carolina beekeeper. He is one of a handful of Americans certified with both the Italian Register of Honey Sensory Experts and UC Davis in the Sensory Analysis of Honey.

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A fun & adult introduction to a bees life is followed by donning a traditional bee suit, covered head to toe and participating in a personal “meet & greet” with the bees. Guests will inspect a hive with the beekeeper, hold a frame full of bees and experience the thrill of a Queen sighting! You will then come back to the house for a delicious honey tasting and food pairing. Savor honey from the Killer Bees apiary which like wine, will be expertly paired with a variety of foods. You will experience how each honey tastes different, and how each honey can be paired to fully compliment different types of foods. Champagne of course pairs with all honeys! Finally, visit the honey processing house where you will learn about artisanal methods of honey processing and pour your own souvenir bottle of Killer Bees Honey.

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Killer Bees Honey & Covid-19

The beekeeper, his wife and our interns are fully vacinated. We request, but not demand that all participants also be vaccinated. Thank you.

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Killer Bees Honey Tours & Tastings - Hive Inspection Team


Tour the beehives

Learn about bees and taste their honey in our apiary tour.


Tour Includes

- This tour delves into the biodiversity of the forest and the bees role in the sustainability of our ecosystem. Honeybees are the blood of a healthy environment carrying pollen to a multitude of plants, vegetables and fruits which would otherwise perish.

- A brief discussion on the life of a honeybee, the caste system in a hive, the division of labor and hive equipment.

- Participation in a hive inspection; protective suits, veils, and gloves are provided.

- A visit to the honey processing center to pour your own 4 oz bottle of Killer Bees Honey.

- A tasting with honey fresh from our hives.  Savor different types of honey and discover the differences in appearance, scent, and taste.

- Honey pairing with cheese, meats, fruit, and crackers.

- Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

- Discount for all active or retired military/LE/firefighter/EMS personnel.

Don't Take Our Word For It

Trip Advisor Reviews

 " ... the tour of Killer Bees is one of the great secrets of the Brevard/Western North Carolina area. My wife and I learned so much about these interesting creatures. Who would have known that bees are so interesting and complicated? The honey is the best we have ever tasted!"

Google Reviews

"Make sure you visit Killer Bees when you are in the Lake Toxaway area as it will exceed your expectations in every way!" 

Facebook Reviews

"What a WONDERFUL experience! Sean, Denise, and Jen were awesome, passionate about what they do and very hospitable. A unique, one of a kind, experience I would recommend to everyone. We’ll be back to share with others! Thank you!"

AirBnb Reviews 

Simply INCREDIBLE!! Sean and Denise are exceptional hosts!! Beautiful property and an AMAZING learning experience!! Their bee passion and expertise is evident…. We loved every minute and the honey tasting with food and champagne was truly divine!! So grateful for this opportunity and new appreciation for the Queens and their loyal subjects... Don't miss this adventure!!! Peace. Love. Killer Bees Honey!!

2021 Good Food Awards

2021 Good Food Awards

Killer Bees Honey is proud to be a 2021 Good Food Awards finalist!