1. Q. Can we see the bees during the tour?

A. Absolutely! We have an observation hive in our Discovery Centre where you can see the bees heading outside and perhaps returning with nectar or pollen, building their comb or feeding the young.

2. Q. Is there seating available on the tours?

A. There is seating available during our Apiary Tour however there is no seating available on the Meadery Tour.

3. Q. Is your facility wheelchair accessible for the tours?

A. Yes we are wheelchair accessible for both the Apiary and Meadery tours.

4. Q. If I am allergic to bees could I still come for a tour?

A. Our tours are indoors and the observation hives are behind glass. However we are a working honey farm and there may be bees foraging in the area outside. Although honey bees will generally not sting unless they feel threatened, there is a still a slight risk of being stung.

5. Q. Do I have to reserve a spot for the tours?

A. Our drop-in tours, which are regularly scheduled throughout the spring and summer (see tours for 10 or less) are very popular and we do recommend that you call ahead and reserve a spot. All group tours must be booked in advance.

6. Q.  Do we get to open a live hive during the tour?

A.  No. Unfortunately the unpredictable Alberta weather and liability of exposing the public to the higher risk of bee stings makes working with an active hive unfeasible. Occasionally we do have open hive demonstrations where the public is in a protective screen tent while the beekeeper works with a hive. If you are interested in the timing of those events please inquire. 

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Chinook Honey Company & Chinook Arch Meadery

Box 12, Site 14, RR1, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A1
Phone: (403) 995-0830, Fax: (403) 995-0829

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APR 18 - DEC 31, 2017
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

JAN 11 - APR 17, 2017
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Tue: closed
Wed - Sat: 10am - 5pm

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