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A truly unique Father’s Day activity that’s fun for the whole family!


Father’s Day
June 17th, 2012
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sonoma County Beekeepers Association invites you to celebrate
the remarkable honeybee with our first “Le Tour de Hives!”
Visit a variety of backyard beehives and beekeepers and fall
in love with our fuzzy friends who keep the ecosystem in balance. Experience various hive types and fascinating bee information
at every location. Have a honey of a day!

>> Bicycle Tour Available <<

leTourDeHives Map

Start your tour at any point
Think GREEN - carpool

  1. Gabriel Farms
    3175 Sullivan Rd.
    Sebastopol, CA 95472

    Hive demonstrations throughout the day - Learn the components of a beehive and see the tools you need while assembling Langstroth hive with boxes and frames.
  2. Beekind
    921 Gravenstein Hwy S./Hwy 116
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    (707) 824-2905
    Honey tasting throughout the day - Bees, Beekeeping supplies, apiary products, instruction and much more.
  3. Randy Sue’s Bee Haven
    4690 Stony Point Rd
    Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    Alternative Hives and Planting Bee Forage. Learn what to plant to help the bees and view some alternative beehives.
  4. Peterson’s Pumpkin Farm
    636 Gossage Ave
    Petaluma, CA 94952

    Observation Hive - Actually see and visit a colony of bees, find the queen. Get up close and buzzed!
  5. Petaluma Seed Bank **
    199 Petaluma Blvd N
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Street parking or use public parking lot on Kennedy Street
    On going movies: Tales from the Hive, Vanishing of the Bees, Organic Beekeeping 101”- ** Download Movie Schedule HERE
  6. Lavender Bee Farm
    746 Chapman Ln
    Petaluma, CA 94952

    Bee Biology and Behavior - What is the state of the bees?
    Find out everything you wanted to know about bees and more.

Questions or Comments to:

For the health and safety of your dog and the farm animals on the tour,
all dogs are asked to be left in the comfort of their own homes.

Tickets may be purchased during SCBA meetings
through June or right here online.

Individual $15
Family $40

Proud Sponsors of the le Tour de Hives


Organic Beekeeping 101

Keller Williams
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman

Stop in and see us while you are on the tour!



Kings Nursery



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