Come to Mill Creek Apiary to see a live hive!
Come out to see a live beehive!
Hive Dive participants enjoying the bees
Hive dive participants enjoying the bees as Apairist holds honeycomb covered in bees
See a hive dive participant holding live bees for the first time
Mill Creek Apiary Apiarist examining a queen bee
Mill Creek SApiary Hive Dive Participants listening to instructor
Mill Creek Apiary leads educational visits to live hives

Apiary Field Day "Hive Dive" Workshop

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Come out to the apiary, slip on a veil (provided), and dive into the hive with us!  We will be setting our 2023 schedule very soon. Max. 10-12 participants.  Our workshops sell out quickly, so if you’re interested, click "Out of Stock? Click Here", enter your email, and we'll notify you as soon as we have dates to choose from. 

This year our workshops will be held at The Jennings Farm in Medford, 40 Jennings Road, Medford, NJ 08055, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the farm to help support their ongoing efforts.

This runs approximately 1.5-2 hours, and is weather permitting.  If the weather forecast isn't favorable for calm bees (including rain, wind, impending storm, temperature, etc.) you will be notified asap and given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

We reserve to right to cancel the event for any reason, at which time you would be notified and fully refunded. 

During check out, when you enter personal information, you must provide an ACCURATE EMAIL ADDRESS- this allows us to email the Release of Liability Form- this must be fully completed and returned to us on the day of the workshop. This is a firm requirement.

Veils and rubber examination gloves will be provided.  Clothes: wear comfortable, light colored, long sleeved shirt, pants, closed shoes. We will provide water.  AVOID WEARING PERFUMES (deodorants, perfume, cologne, clothing detergents, lotions, etc.)

We will provide an overview of honey bee biology, hive dynamics, and challenges facing our beloved honeybees.  The main focus of this field day is to give you direct access and hands-on experience!   You will perform hive inspections along with us, and we'll explain the process as we go.  Then we’ll all sample some delicious honey fresh from the hive!

You'll gain a new appreciation for the art of beekeeping, and hopefully catch the "bug" to start a colony of your own!  And you'll leave with a jar of our raw MCA local wildflower honey!

Please email us directly (through the contact form) if you need financial assistance.  We want this experience to be accessible to all, so we're happy to help if needed!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
MaryBeth Conti
Love Mill Creek Apiary!

Just took a beekeeping workshop with these guys and they are terrific. They really know what they're talking about. It was very enjoyable and informative. And the honey they produce is scrumptious!

John Kelly
Informative visit to beehives and introduction to beekeeping

Great hands-on informative presentation. Loved it. Highly recommended.

Kelly Mendez
Amazing Experience

The “Hive Dive” workshop was an amazing experience. The instructors/beekeepers were very kind, hospitable and knowledgeable. The bees were relaxed and the honey tasted wonderful. I definitely caught the bee bug and I signed up to take a certification course to be a South Jersey Bee Keeper. Thank you so much for a Fun and unforgettable experience 🐝

Avrielle Jones
Buzzing with the Bees🐝

The workshop was wonderful! It was very formative and enlightening. Loved being hands on with the bees, fully suited up, and being able to eat the honey fresh from the hive. The Princeton location was also great…giving us time to explore. Everyone involved was friendly and a great great host. Thank you so much for the experience!

Ann Dehaven
Great day!

My family, friends and I went on a hive dive experience with Jason. We learned so much about honey bees and where our delicious honey comes from. It was a fun and informative time. We felt very safe in our bee keeper suits and enjoyed tasting honey right in the spot. We would recommend this experience for all who love honey and bees.