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Melissokomiki Dodekanisou Bee Museum

Aegean Islands

Duration

~ 1h
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Availability

Up to 50 persons
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Description

Melisokomiki Dodekanissou (‘Dodekanissos Apiary’) was founded in 1999 in Rhodes and collaborates with more than 70 beekeepers from the islands in the region. It is the largest production and standardization company for apiary products in the Dodecanese islands, and uses extra modern facilities to produce the traditional sweet of Rhodes, the melekouni.

TOUR DESCRIPTION AND TASTING
Visitors can explore the amazing bee-society wandering under the unique three-dimensional ceiling as if they themselves were in a hive. In the bee museum, one can learn about the tradition and history of apiculture in Rhodes, the process of collecting honey, and discover all the valuable bee products: honey, pollen, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly. Visitors can also interact with the digital information booths as well as entertain themselves with the games of the interactive part of the museum and observe the bees’ lives through transparent beehives.
At our retail sales-room, visitors can taste different types of Greek honey as well as enjoy traditional Rhodian delicacies such as melekouni, yogurt with honey, and others.
Finally, a walk at the Bees’ Garden will bring the visitor into contact with the herbs and the flowers the bees visit.

Awards

2017:
• Tripadvisor, certificate of distinction
• Taste award, itqi crystal, itqi superior taste award, monde selection gold award for thyme honey 

Video Gallery

YouTube video

Location

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Products
Honey, melekouni, honey bars, kataifi, baklava, mandolato, cookies, pasteli, candies, cosmetics honey
Tour Languages
Greek, English
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