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Killer Bees Honey

We are committed to biodiversity & protecting our ecosystem through sustainable bee stewardship & honey harvesting for the purest honey available.
Lake Toxaway, NC, USA
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About Killer Bees Honey
Sean, the beekeeper, has been raising bees since he was 12 yrs old. With Denise, the Queen Bee (aka wife) we now have 80-90 hives on a mountain top in Western NC. We live with a few million bees and the rest of the wildlife who call our sanctuary home...or hive. Sean is a certified NC Bee Keeper, a mentor and lecturer. Sean is one of a handful of Americans certified with the Italian Register of Experts and UC Davis in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, indeed a "honey sommelier".
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Why book with Killer Bees Honey
  • Certified Bee Keeper and honey producer
  • Certificate from Italian Registry of Honey Sensory Experts. Certificate from UC Davis. Certified North Carolina Bee Keeper
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Overview
Get up close and personal with honeybees during this half-day beekeeping experience. Listen as your guide shares stories about the queen bee and her subjects, before going inside the hive for an experience you can’t easily replicate on your own. Then, sample the honey during a honey pairing and learn how to differentiate between different kinds.
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Brady.1126 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I don't know exactly when we went to this bee farm, it was July or June, but it was a amazing experience I will never forget. Its definitely recommended. Now I'm just a teenager, my name is Brady. Sean and Denise if your reading this you might or might not remember me, but Sean and Denise were hilarious, especially for a teenager. They even accommodated my peanut allergy that I have. This tour was very funny, but also very educational. I learned so much that I still remember now like 3 or 4 months after the tour. Even younger kids could have a great experience at killer bees honey. We even bought some of killer bees honey...... Nothing to say, but unreal taste. The BEST HONEY you will EVER HAVE! One thing I learned from the tour is one little smart hack, and you can tell whether the honey your buying is processed or not. Take the jar or jug of honey white its full and flip it, a bubble with move from top to bottom of the jar. If that bubble takes any longer then 3 seconds to reach the otherside the honey is processed. Sean even showed us with his honey and another publix brand of honey. His honey was about 2.25 seconds from top to bottom and the other honey was about 4 or 5 seconds. Anyways if your thinking about taking a trip to Killer Bees Honey, then do it dont even think about it go to Killer Bees Honey. Awesome experience all those bees being around and handling them. Btw this is coming from a teen. SO GO TO KILLER BEES HONEY AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH Sean and Denise!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jessica S wrote a review Oct 2020
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Wow! This was one of the coolest experiences. I had 11 girls with me for my bachelorette and they beautifully accommodated my whole group with a private tour. I can’t say enough about Sean and Denise, everyone is still talking about the honey bee tour. Once you taste this honey you will never want to buy another store bought honey jar again. They even made me a cake from a local bakery that we were able to enjoy at the end of the tour. Seamlessly thought out experience and we are grateful to have been a part of it. Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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dorie b wrote a review Sep 2020
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It was great to have so much fun, eat such delicious honey enhanced food and learn SO much all at the same time. I will be sure to bring all my guests here.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from killerbeeshoney, Owner at Killer Bees Honey
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Thanks Dorie! All the ladies were delightful. I’ll change up the food pairings a little bit next year. Or not! I may get inspired. See you again! -denise
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janicebilly wrote a review Aug 2020
Jacksonville, Florida58 contributions7 helpful votes
I liked everything from the education that I received about honey bees to suiting up in a protective suit and opening up a hive to look for the queen to the honey tasting. The honey and the food it was pared with were delicious. This was a family vacation where we did lots of activities, but we all agreed that the Killer Bees was our favorite. It was excellent!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Margaret B wrote a review Aug 2020
Boca Raton, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
An extraordinary experience that I will treasure. It was exhilarating to learn about the bees, suiting up to see the hives, and tasting honey. The owners shared - in a very personal way- their passion for preserving the habitat of the bees in this lovely mountainous area and their knowledge as beekeepers. You haven't tasted honey until you taste PURE KILLER BEE HONEY!!! You will be fascinated by bees and their complex existence as pollinates that are crucial for food production!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from killerbeeshoney, Owner at Killer Bees Honey
Responded Aug 24, 2020
The passion definitely is personal. And now personal with you too! another AMBEESADOR! thanks so much Margaret
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