The honeybee is one of the oldest and most important beings of nature and plays an essential part for maintaining balance in the environment.
When visiting our beehive garden at Polemarhi village, you will be taking part in a beehive tour.
After wearing the beekeeper’s hat and veil, we will inspect a beehive and see the honey, brood, worker bees and drones – maybe even the queen bee herself. We will taste honey straight from the honeycomb, and later we will gather bee pollen from a pollen collector.
Then you are welcome as guests to our house, we will be tasting honey the way it is eaten in Crete; this includes delicacies such as honey, bee pollen, pasteli and rakomelo from our own production. Additionally, Cretan mountain herb tea, nuts, local gruyere cheese and rusk will all be served with honey. We will discuss the nutritional value of honey and bee pollen, the important position of the beehive in the ecosystem for the last 110 million years, their reducing numbers worldwide and how civilization contributes to that threat, plus more.
If you wish, honey and bee pollen are available for sale.
The daily tour offered begins at 10.00 and is arranged following contact, lasting 2 hours. Please wear long sleeves and long trousers (if you have none, we can provide beekeeper overalls), and closed shoes.
Price per person: adults €25, children from 7 to 14 years old: €15.