Experience of beekeeping and beeswax (Shimoda Mitsubachi)

Throughout a year
· Experience of collecting honey : the end of April - the beginning of October.
· Beeswax and honey course : All year
1 people 2,500yen~

Outline of the program

Honey that tens of thousands of honey bees collect with great hardships. Why do not you join
this wonderful drama to produce sweet amber honey through our programs?
・Beekeeping course ... Take out honey nests from hive and put into the centrifuge separator
and rotate to take out honey and taste it. ·
・Beeswax course ... Make hand cream from beeswax, candle(s) with high aroma effect.
Tasting of honey sweets
・Honey course... Please enjoy simple drinks and sweets made with honey.
○ Each course has a beekeeping tour and a bee lecture.
○ Beekeeping course include souvenir of honey 130 g (equivalent to 1,200 yen) for each adults or a family.

Program schedule

1 hour and a half - 2 hours

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

Support in simple English and Japanese.

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location Shimoda Mitsubachi (Honeybee)
Available period Throughout a year
· Experience of collecting honey : the end of April - the beginning of October.
· Beeswax and honey course : All year
Available period
Hours of registration 9:00am - 3:00pm
Length of the program 30 minutes - 1,5 hours
Reservation Required
Toilet Yes
Kiosk No/ We sell raw honey, honey, olive, beeswax, etc.
Necessity of bringing something to eat Yes / Free water and tea
Place to eat Yes / Inside or outside

Required items to bring


Precautions ⁄ remarks

With beekeeping experience, please wear bright clothes as much as possible. Bees may misunderstand black clothes as natural enemy bears. Since the head is black, it is easy to be targeted. I advise you to wear a hat for safety.

Details of the fee

2,500yen/person, 3,000yen/family The course includes souvenir of honey 130 g (equivalent to 1,200 yen) ・To make 1 aroma candle … 1,000yen / adult or child ・ 〃  Twin(2) candles … 2,000yen / 〃 ・ 〃  Hand cream …… 1,000yen /   〃
Remarks concerning the fee
Payment method Cash on the day
Cancellation fee On the day and non-participation without notice: 100%
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until Previous day, 6:00pm
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1~5 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

Shimoda Mitsubachi (Honeybee)

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

12 minutes bus ride from Izukyu Shimoda Station for Shimogamo/Irozaki. Get off at "Ogamo Iriguchi," then 3 minutes walk.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries English is available by phone or email.
Name Shimoda Mitsubachi (Honeybee) / Takeo Yosezato
Address 1021-4 Kisami Shimoda
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.090-3237-8048  Fax.0558-36-4461
When you make a reservation or inquiry on the phone or via FAX, tell the instructor that you saw the Sea-mon website.
Business hours 9:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Tuesday

Guide to Shimoda

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Mr. Tanaka
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Ms. Tsuchiya


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