Beekeeping Experience

In perhaps Saffire's most immersive offering yet, guests don a full-body apiarist suit and venture into a nearby private apiary, with hives overlooking the Hazards Mountains. With the safety and guidance of Saffire Horticulturalist, Rob ‘The Bee Man’ Barker, guests will not only approach the hives, but extract honeycomb to witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honey-making by Tasmanian bees.

Tasmanian honey production is on the rise, with local apiaries drawing international attention for their sweet, decadent and golden produce. This honey already forms part of the unforgettable culinary experience at Saffire, but now guests can learn the secrets behind the sweetness in a guided Beekeeping Experience. 

The Freycinet Peninsula is rich in biodiversity, and Rob’s bees forage happily on the area’s flowering native flora such as the abundant and medicinal leptospermum scoparium (manuka), fragrant kunzea ambigua, and bursaria spinose (prickly box). The flavour of resulting honey is ever-changing with the strong seasonal variation, unlike monofloral varieties often found elsewhere. This results in a honey with a completely distinctive, unrepeatable flavour profile, and also has the highly sought-after medicinal qualities of manuka honey. 

Such immersion in nature is as exciting as it is fascinating, particularly when considering that bees are the cornerstone of the local eco-system – without which our world would be a very different place. Experience the wonder of Tasmanian nature at its most raw, captivating and sweet.

Recommended for children 10 years and older as the activity can be height dependent.  

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Other Activities At Saffire Freycinet

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Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. More »

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Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. More »

Paddle in the calm and tranquil waters of Muirs Beach wetland, located directly in front of Saffire Freycinet. More »

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Discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay on a picturesque boat journey aboard Saffire. More »

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An internationally-renowned paddock-to-plate experience; don a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm to shuck fresh prized pacific … More »

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