Come and experience our natural sanctuary and the bees who call it home (or hive).

The Killer Bees Honey apiary tour & honey tasting will introduce you to the elemental intensity of a hive, its queen, and her subjects. Included is an upfront and personal bee meet & greet, an opportunity to pour your own bottle of honey and culminating with a taste of the delicious fruits of their labor.  Watch the bees as they tend their hives and forage for nectar. Learn what they are doing and why they do it!   Each tour is limited to 12 people, allowing for a greater personal experience.

In a world overwhelmed by distractions, let our honeybees share their ancient routines with you. Lose yourself in the inner workings of a hive as thousands of bees commit to their daily regiments of caring for each other and the flora around them. Come to understand that a nurse bee taking care of larvae, or a foraging bee flying from a nectar source then returning to her colony are not arbitrary movements, but carefully choreographed, precisely defined duties. Honey bees are social insects. They are fiercely connected to their sisters and their queen. The only thing that separates them is their division of function and labor.


Tour the beehives

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


Tour Includes

- This tour delves into sustainable biodiversity and the role of bees 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.

For Private Tours contact us: 312-909-5878

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!!

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