2018 Tours

If you want to see one of nature’s most precious pollinators hard at work then come experience the hustle and bustle of a hive with Bee Downtown!  During the class, you will wear an official beekeeper’s suit, work the hives and sample fresh, local honey. As bees buzz all around, you will learn just how vital these insects are to our local and global ecosystem. Tours are 2 hours in length, $40/person. Click below to register!


Bee Downtown’s Durham Apiary @ Bull City Cool

Saturday, September 8th, 10:00am-12:00

Saturday, September 22nd, 10:00am-12:00

Bee Downtown’s Raleigh Apiary @ NCMA

Saturday, October 6th, 10:00am-12:00

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am-12:00




Tour Pricing

  • Single Tour: $40.00 per person
  • We welcome children 8 years and older
  • Long pants and closed toed shoes are required (socks also recommended)
  • Private/Group Tours available upon request, email info@bee-downtown.com



What if I am severely allergic to bee stings?

Very few people are truly allergic to honey bee stings. However, if you know you have severe reaction to stings (and have a prescribed Epi-pen) we kindly ask that you please do not sign up for group tours. Please reach out to us so we can arrange for a private tour.

Are there age requirements to attend the event?

Anyone 8 years of age and above are welcome!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Once you register we will send out information on available parking close to our meeting location

What should I wear to the event?

We recommend you wear long pants and closed toed shoes (socks too!). We will have protective equipment for you to wear during the tour. We also recommend that you do not wear perfume or other heavily scented things during tours.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach the organizer with any questions at eliza@bee-downtown.com or (919)724-6667.



“Hanging out with the bees and getting to work hands-on with the hives made me want to go out and start my own beehive the next day. And getting to wear the fly beekeeper’s outfit made for cool pictures.”

— Chelsea P.

“We got really hands on and I learned way more than I thought I would. It inspired me to learn more about bees and how they work within our environment. It also inspired my girlfriend and I to go and buy a bunch of bee-friendly plants to plant in our garden later that day. All around it was a really eye opening and educational experience that I’d suggest anyone try!”

— Spencer B.