Many people who come to the Nandamojo Valley seek out-of-the-ordinary tours during their stay. With the help of ROW and our Bees for Trees honey producer, Jaime Zuñiga, we've brought several thrill-seeking visitors to experience healthy beehives up close and personal! Depending on the time of year, the process first involves a grueling climb into the hills of the valley and into the small town of La Florida. There, we dress head to toe in full bee suits and prepare the smoker. Jaime then leads the way into his fields where the hives are kept under close surveillence.
The fields are backed up to a Forest Preserve that provides much of the bees' pollen and nectar. During the dry time of year, the bees are busy taking advantage of flowering trees and plants throughout the area, while during the wet time of year they must hunker down and enjoy stores of unharvested honey left specifically for this purpose.
For those who are looking for a more unique activity the next time they visit the Nandamojo watershed, contact ROW's director, Matt Rosensteele for your Bees for Trees Honey tour!