Bee apiary tour with local honey tasting
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Bee apiary tour with local honey tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the breathtaking Island of St. Erasmo
  • Admire a bee apiary with a beekeeper
  • Taste honey and local products
What to expect

This private tour will take you to explore rural life on St Erasmo, the largest island in the northern lagoon.

Characterized by green areas, woods, and canals, St Erasmo is also called ‘Venice’s veggie garden’ for the abundance of fresh produce and vast fields, where excellent vegetables and fruit are still grown today. For this reason, the first destination of the tour is an apiary.

A beekeeper will show you a honeybee colony and illustrate the colony’s social structure and common bee behaviour, along with the apiary’s bee-friendly extraction techniques. This is an exciting opportunity to understand and appreciate the hard work of these little creatures to make honey. The visit to the apiary will be followed by local food tasting. Beekeepers will be preparing a range of delicacies for you to enjoy in the cosy atmosphere of the apiary owner’s home on the island. Traditional finger foods, vegetables, and fruit will be served with a selection of local honeys and Prosecco wine.

Tasting Menu:

  • Cone of seasonal vegetables topped with Millefiori (wildflower) spring honey
  • Quiche tart made with zucchini pesto and Millefiori summer honey
  • Crackers with either Piave’s seasoned cheese, or smoked Scamorza cheese, or St Daniele’s ham
  • Venice’s sandbar flower honey
  • Seasonal vegetables and fruits
  • Panna-cotta made with ‘millefiori’ autumn honey
  • Hazelnut honey and honeycomb
  • Prosecco wine and water
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What's included
  • Guided tour in a sustainable apiary
  • Tasting of St Erasmo’s honey and fresh produce
  • Interpreter
What's not included
  • Hotels pick up/drop off
  • Tips
  • Extras
  • Everything not mentioned in the "included" field
  • Transportation
Where

Sant'Erasmo, 30141 Venezia VE

Meeting point:

The tour will start from the church ferry stop on St Erasmo’s island. A beekeeper will be waiting for you at the ferry’s pier and take you to the apiary. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the departure time of the tour

What to remember
  • You are advised not to wear strong perfumes, deodorants, or dark clothes. In summer, wearing lightweight clothes, comfortable shoes, and sun hats is recommended to enjoy the tour and beat the heat
  • Underage children need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult
  • Before visiting the apiary, you will be given protective equipment to prevent bee stings and ensure you stay safe during the visit. You will also be instructed about the appropriate behavior that is expected of you in the apiary. You will then be required to sign a disclaimer of responsibility to confirm that you are aware of the risks involved in the visit
  • The apiary is approximately a thirty-minute walk from the food tasting venue. If you wish to ride a bike, instead of walking the distance, you need to inform us at the time of your booking, so that a bike will be available for you from the apiary. You will be charged the cost of the bike rental in advance
  • The tour is private and available in the morning from mid-April to October, subject to weather conditions. The tour will be canceled in case of rainy weather
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When

From Monday to Saturday at 9.30 am

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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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