Learn how to be a real beekeeper in the tranquil countryside setting of São Bras de Alportel near Faro and discover how these incredible insects work their magic to create one of Mother Nature's sweetest treats that is honey. Run by passionate beekeepers João, Ana and Tomás, this fantastic beekeeping course will literally lift the lid on beehives and show you the wonderful world of apiculture in a new and exciting way. Find out the process of how to create a honeycomb, as well as learning about the complex interactions between bee, flower and hive that results in the delicious gooey honey we all know and love. Book Online Now
Step into the shoes of a beekeeper and enter the magical world of the beehive.
Every season and every week there are important jobs to be done, following the rhythm of nature.
Four or Five different honeys paired with local produce, like cheese, fruit and vegetables to learn about the different nutritional and healing properties.
What a great time we had. Thomas was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was exciting to be up and close with the bees in the provided protective clothing. After we sat in a super spot, and we’re treated to delicious traditional Portuguese food drizzled with honey, which was accompanied by honey mead! What more could you ask for? 10 out of 10 😁❤️
A great experience. Tomàs takes you fully into his work as a beekeeper. He knows everything about bees. He likes to share his science and passion with others. In outfitted clothing, you go to see the bees and look for the queen bee! With luck you will find her. Tomàs also provides a delicious lunch. You will get a real honey experience: lavender honey, carob honey, etc. The most delicious combinations pass by. My husband and I have come to appreciate honey much more!
As a beekeeper the to-do list for the day is always changing so each workshop is going to be a little bit different – you might even build or paint a hive!
Yes, around 11 or 12 am, a tasting of 4 different honeys is paired with fresh goat cheese and other locally sourced produce. Orange juice, coffee and a dessert are also part of the tasting session.
Absolutely! This is a fantastic experience for families. the beekeepers will provide your child with proper clothes and gloves of smaller size.
Yes! If you are staying in Loulé or near Sao Bras de Alportel, the pick-up is included in the ticket price. For Faro, Vilamoura and Almancil, the price for pick-up and drop-off is 40 euros (two persons).
If you need a transfer from other locations, please get in touch to get a tailor-made quote.
Depending on the Season, the meeting point can change slightly, but always in the district of São Bras de Alportel.
The exact meeting point will be informed few days in advance.