Experience of beekeeping and beeswax (Shimoda Mitsubachi)

Throughout a year
・Sat., Sun., Mon. open.
・ Beekeeping course (collecting honey) : late April - end of October.
・ Beeswax and honey course : All year
1 people 2,000yen~

Outline of the program

Honey that tens of thousands of honey bees collect with great hardships. Why not join in
this wonderful drama to produce sweet honey or various honey products, 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, with a gift of 130g raw honey(equivalent of 1,200yen)

・Beeswax course ... beeswax wrapping cloth making , by coating melted honeycomb / beeswax hand cream (with aroma)

Each course includes beekeeping tour and bee lecture.

Program schedule

40 ~ 60 min.

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
・Sat., Sun., Mon. open.
・ Beekeeping course (collecting honey) : late April - end of October.
・ Beeswax and honey course : All year
Available period
Hours of registration 9:00am - 4:00pm (11:00am~ / 1:00pm~ / 3:00pm~ )
Length of the program 40 ~ 60 min.
Reservation Required
Toilet Yes
Kiosk No/ We sell raw honey, 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

For beekeeping experience, we suggest you wearing bright clothes. Bees may take black clothes for parts of their enemy. Since the head is black, it is easy to be targeted. Bringing a hat is recommended for safety.

Details of the fee

◆Beekeeping course : 3,000yen/person, 4,500yen/family with maximum 2 children under 15 years old / Including a souvenir of 130g honey (equivalent to 1,200yen) / ◆Beeswax courses : ◇beeswax wrapping cloth making, with cloth (25cm× 25 cm)×2 : 2,500yen/person ◇beeswax hand cream making, with aroma oil : 2,000yen/person
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, 9:00pm
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1~6 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 - 4:00pm
Closed Tuesday

Guide to Shimoda

We can answer your inquiries and provide extra information.

Mr. Tanaka
Ms. Aoki


Feel free to contact us to learn more about Shimoda.

The information on this website is subject to change. Please contact individual offices, stores, or the Seamon Shimoda Guide office (TEL: 0558-22-5255) for more detail.