I did the tour! And i will never forget this moment when opening the hive and the smell of honey coming in my nose an ingo saying "Hey ladies, how is work?"
We spent 5 hours together as i could not get enough of all this buzzing and working.
And Ingo agreed and we went on to the next apiary down the road or in the mountains.
You need to book the adventure a day in advance, hoping there is time for the tour. Also 25$ seems like a high price, but it is more than worth it. A beekeeping course costs more, an you will by far not learn that much and with so much laughing and joking.
We have only been two (ingo and me) but as far as i know he can take up to 3 max. And more would be too much anyway.
Ingo seems to be a beekeeper by passion. He likes his LADIES and he likes to give them all they need to do a good job. The honey i tried was delicious. He has various apiarys in and around mindo, so there is some driving included in all of that, but the time spent in the car (maybe 60min max) he tells his stories and shares his knowledge. So no time wasted.
You normaly meet for the tour in their coffee place in Mindo. Also a very recomendable place to enjoy a beverage and a chat with his very nice and extremely helpfull wife.
I hope they keep up what they are doing - it is a unpayable adventure.
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