8/1/2024 15:30 - 17:30 | + more dates

Busy bees and hard-working bee keepers

The world of bees and honey, followed by a tasting session


How is honey made, how is a bee colony organised and why are these busy insects that never seem to get tired so important for us? This guided tour into the world of bees and beekeepers provides the answers to questions like these and more.
Expert Christian Kessler from the Partschins Beekeeping Association give an overview of the lives of these hard-working little pollinators, show how they work in the open beehive and the amazing social behaviour of bees, and explain how honey gets from the flower to a jar with the “Made in South Tyrol” brand label on it. Equipped with the right protective clothing, participants can marvel at and literally get to grips with the inner life of the bee hive at close quarters. The guided tour also explains the role that the beekeeper plays, what exactly he does and how his activities must be strictly aligned to the course of the bees’ year.
Afterwards, participants can discover the outstanding quality of South Tyrolean honey for themselves by tasting various types of honey.
Take the Via Geroldstraße, approx. 150m before the Happichl inn/restaurant, turn right into an inconspicuous fork and follow this for approx. 70m to the beekeeper's stand.

From Parcines:
Bus to Rabland/Rablà (Via Lahnstraße) - follow the Via Lahnstraße until you reach the Via Geroldstraße turn-off.
By train:
Train to Rabland/Rablà - cross the bridge and follow the Via Cutraunstr. - at the crossroads Via Venosta/Vinschgaustraße turn left until you reach the Gerold-pharmacy - follow the via Geroldstr. in the direction of Happichl restaurant/inn.
By bus:
Bus to Rabland/Rablà - Via Vinschgaustraße in the direction of Val Venosta / Vinschgau until you reach the pharmacy, then follow Via Geroldstraße in the direction of the Happichl restaurant/inn.

Timetable: www.suedtirolmobil.info
To bring along
Comfortable clothing appropriate for the temperatures (LONG trousers).
In case of cancellation, a return of the participation fee is only possible if the cancellation is made within 6 p.m. of the day before.
Additional info
A protective suit for face, hands and upper body is provided.
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