Calle Lanchar, s/n
05620 LA CARRERA (El Barco de Avila) – AVILA
90 km south-west of Avila and 95 km south of Salamanca.
At km 339.200 of the N-110 road (Avila-Plasencia). Coming from El Barco de Avila, turn left before entering La Carrera, towards the recreational area by the Aravalle river.
An artisan factory specialising in producing and packaging honey in the the Sierra de Gredos countryside.
A place to learn countless curiosities about the world of bees.
Veronica, responsible for the visits, ensures a fully entertaining and enlightening experience.
Firstly, on the ground floor, she will explain the manufacturing process and facilities. Upstairs, a small museum exhibits original working tools and information panels. Visitors are also amazed watching several hives, protected by glass.
Then, it will be time to taste two kinds of honey, accompanied by bread and cheese.
Finally, nobody can resist to stop by the shop, where you will find several types of honey and many of its derivatives, as well as other products from the area.
The explanations are always adapted to the interest and profile of the group.
1 hour and 30 minutes.
PRICE PER PERSON
Children (6-15 years): €3
Groups (more than 20 people, both adults and children): €4
Children under 5: free.
Saturday: 12.00 and 18.00 (17.00 in winter time).
Group visits (over 20 people) can be arranged everyday.
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE
Individuals welcomed (only on weekends).
Advance notice for groups: 72 hours.
DID YOU KNOW …?
- To get a teaspoon of honey, a bee has to visit about 2 million flowers. To produce a kilo of honey a bee must have flown the equivalent of three times round the world.
- Bees usually move 2 km around their hive. If necessary, they can go round up to 5 km. Many of them die of exhaustion.
- Honey is the only food that does not expire. It is preserved by itself and acts as a preservative.
- Honey jars were found in perfect conditions in the tomb of Tutankhamun, despite a lapse of 33 centuries.
- In Ancient Rome the bride’s mother left a jar of honey in the bridal chamber, to recover strength throughout the honeymoon.