Bee Keeping tour in Kefalonia, Greece

Drive around most Greek islands, and you’ll undoubtedly spot bee-keeping hives as you journey. They’re those colourful boxes dotting the mountainous landscape. Find out more about the magical process with a bee keeping tour in Kefalonia.

We say magical, because when you learn about the bees journey, and the complex processes that go into making honey, you’ll understand why it really is magic.

Bees in a beehive

Bees in a beehive

In an almost inconceivable process, worker bees dedicate their lives to the production of honey amongst other products including pollen, venom and Royal Jelly. And how they do this can only truly be explained by a beekeeper with expert knowledge.

Meet Thanassis and Eleni, two local bee-keepers who have opened up their home to intrigued visitors. In two-hour long sessions they’ll welcome you with a discussion about bees and their produce over a coffee, get you suited up in bee-keeping attire, and walk you around some of their on-site hives, explaining the process of bee-keeping from start to finish.

Bee keeping tour

Bee keeping tour

Thanassis and Eleni’s relationship with the bees is evident; watch as they communicate with them and talk you through the process of bees and bee-keeping. Amongst other things you’ll have the chance to learn how to build a bee hive, how to entice bees to visit, how to open a hive safely, how the bees are born and grow, how bees communicate with each other, how they collect and move nectar and how bee-keepers are able to collect, process and sell these products of nature.

Bee hives

Bee hives

Of course, no bee-keeping tour would be complete without a honey-tasting session. On this Kefalonian bee-keeping tour you can taste some of the different types of honey produced by Thanassis, Eleni and their bees, as well as purchase some of their home grown products.

One word of warning: we started this tour knowing little to nothing about bees and bee-keeping and came away wanting some hives of our own!

Bee keeping tour information:

Located in Svoronata, Kefalonia, these bee-keeping tours are 2 hours long, and cost €16 per person. Products are available to purchase at an extra cost. Contact Thannasis and Eleni to book a bee-keeping tour via phone ( (+30) 2671042166) or email (beekefalonia@gmail.com).

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