"The weather was lovely, the countryside was in full colour and the beekeeping visits were excellent."
“I have been on many beekeeping tours over the years since I first went on a beekeeping tour to Scotland in 1993. I have been to South Africa, Ukraine, Montpellier amongst others but I can say without doubt that the trip to Sicily was by far the best beekeeping tour that I ever participated in. The weather was lovely, the countryside was in full colour and the beekeeping visits were excellent. The beekeepers that we met were very generous with their time and information and we returned home much wiser about various beekeeping practices. We were shown beekeeping at the hives, migratory beekeeping, queen rearing, honey extracting and bottling, wax processing including production of foundation, a visit to a beekeeping co-operative. We also visited some tourist sites such as the Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna, the Catacombs in Palermo, the beautiful historic town of Taormina with its ancient well preserved amphitheatre. I want to thank the staff of Aritours for organising such a wonderful tour, our thanks and appreciation to our wonderful Tour Guide Alenka. I would strongly recommend the tour to other groups.”
(M. Gleeson, The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association)