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Liquid Gold: Learn Beekeeping and Honey Making in Poland

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The Krakow area and Malopolska region is known for its many beekeeping farms.

Honey is used not only in cooking, but also in medicine.

Specifically, in the southern part of Poland, there are thousands of apiaries that produce various types of honey, including honeydew, linden, acacia, and buckwheat.

Approximately 80,000 bee families live here and are looked after by thousands of beekeepers. You will visit open-air museums created with unique exhibitions of beekeeping equipment.

You will visit beekeeping farms where you can not only buy honey, but also taste honey delicacies prepared according to traditional recipes, learn the secrets of bee life, and participate in workshops which may spark your own interest beekeeping for personal interest or as a new business.

Earn a Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion.


Liquid Gold: Learn Beekeeping and Honey Making in Poland


October 16, 2021 days and October 22, 2021 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome to Poland!

Welcome to Krakow! Upon arrival your Learning Journeys guide will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you, and transfer you to your hotel.

DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Beekeeping Farm

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will spend the morning exploring the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines on a private journey. It is a great experience to take part in an evening tour of the medieval galleries and halls hewn in rock and salt deposits.

DAY 3: The Interactive Bee Center- Beekeeping Workshop -Apilandia - Krakow

After breakfast you will embark on your journey to Wadowice and Apilandia, The Interactive Beekeeping Centre.

DAY 4: Fresh Honey Cooking Class- Jagiellonian University Apriory

In the morning you will have a cooking class to see how we use fresh honey in the local cuisine.

DAY 5: Krakow and Malopolska area

Krakow and Malopolska area

DAY 6: Krakow-The Business of Honey

Today, you will visit local shops that sell different varieties of honey to learn more extensively about the different types and uses and the business of honey.

DAY 7: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!


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Departure

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<p> Honey is used not only in cooking, but also in medicine. </p>
<p> Specifically, in the southern part of Poland, there are thousands of apiaries that produce various types of honey, including honeydew, linden, acacia, and buckwheat. </p>
<p> Approximately 80,000 bee families live here and are looked after by thousands of beekeepers. You will visit open-air museums created with unique exhibitions of beekeeping equipment. </p>
<p> You will visit beekeeping farms where you can not only buy honey, but also taste honey delicacies prepared according to traditional recipes, learn the secrets of bee life, and participate in workshops which may spark your own interest beekeeping for personal interest or as a new business. </p>
<p> Earn a Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion. </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

6 nights’ accommodation, sharing a double/twin, including breakfast (quotation is based on 3 star hotel Wyspianski in Krakow or 4 star hotel Andels in Krakow – no bookings made and the hotel can change in the moemnt of booking depense on availability)
Arrival and departure transfer between Krakow Airport and Krakow Hotel
Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine + transport
Visit to Apilandia beeping farm/museum with transport
Lecture and workshop at the Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden
Visit to beekeeping farms (2 visits) including workshops
Daily breakfast
Welcome and farewell dinners
Lunches as noted in local restaurants
Cooking class in Krakow (half day activity) with guide assistance and transport
Visit to Nectarica beekeeping farm
Lecture and workshop at the Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden
Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> Processing of honey for food purposes </p>
<p> Honey workshops </p>
<p> The art and history of honey making </p>
<p> Honey sampling tours </p>
<p> The business of honey </p>

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> Supports local beekeepers. </p>
<p> Immerse in local beekeeping culture with the locals who love share their beekeeping art. </p>
<p> Programs help to develop the local structure and small local projects. </p>
<p> Bee awareness. </p>


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Program

DAY 1: Welcome to Poland!

After check-in, it’s time for a Live Like a Local excursion in the city. This 2-hour walking journey will take you around Krakow, teaching you where to shop, explore, and eat most authentically.

Welcome dinner will be at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Krakow
Meals included: Dinner


DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Beekeeping Farm

The world famous Wieliczka salt mine, whose beginnings date back to the Middle Ages, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The Chapel of St. Kinga is especially beautiful, and, thanks to its dimensions, is perhaps more deserving of being called an underground salt church.

In the evening, you will visit at one of the beekeeping farms. A local producer will show you around and talk about the honey.

Learning Experience: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Beekeeping Farm

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 3: The Interactive Bee Center- Beekeeping Workshop -Apilandia - Krakow

History and modernity have been combined here in incredible way, with tradition and innovation. The exhibit features a variety of multimedia technologies, interactive installations, and visual animations. Apilandia is a model for innovative education dedicated to all age groups. Our aim is to make visitors aware that modern beekeeping technology and the care for the life of bees go hand-in-hand.

The interactive exhibition is complemented by professional beekeeping workshops, including the production of bee wax candles, as well as tasting of different types of honey, and apiculture products. At the end of the workshop, you will visit the educational apiary.

Lunch will be had locally before driving back to Krakow.

Learning Experience: Interactive Beekeeping Centre, Beekeeping Workshops

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 4: Fresh Honey Cooking Class- Jagiellonian University Apriory

Your afternoon workshop will be held at the Jagiellonian University Apriory in Krakow Botanical Garden.

Here you will meet with local professional beekeepers and will have several subjects to choose from, such as honey plants, bee colony biology, beekeeping equipment, running an apiary, economic aspects, and bee breeding. After the lecture, depending on the subject, you will be able to participate and practice on your own in the afternoon.

After class, it’s time to enjoy your new outlook on cuisine at lunch.

Learning Experience: Honey focused cooking class- Workshop at Jagiellonian University

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 5: Krakow and Malopolska area

Today’s morning workshop after breakfast will be at the local Morawski Apiory and includes a honey tasting.

Afterward, you will have a free afternoon to explore Krakow.
Learning Experience: Honey Tasting Workshop

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 6: Krakow-The Business of Honey

Next, visit Apiory Nectarica to get an immersive look into Ukrainian Raw honey.

Enjoy a local lunch before having the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Tonight, you will enjoy a festive farewell dinner to recap all of your learning throughout the program.

Learning Experience: Apiory Nectarica

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
Overnight in Krakow


DAY 7: See You Again!

Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout Europe. Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion.

Meals included: Breakfast




Program Registration Fees

All itinerary prices are listed in USD

Per person for Standard $2,795.00

Per person for Standard Single $690.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

10/16/2021 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

Educational offer of Malopolska open-air museums

Beekeeping workshops and research programs

Learning not only about the use of honey in food but also its use in medicine

Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion


Why This Program Is Unique

Processing of honey for food purposes

Honey workshops

The art and history of honey making

Honey sampling tours

The business of honey


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Supports local beekeepers.

Immerse in local beekeeping culture with the locals who love share their beekeeping art.

Programs help to develop the local structure and small local projects.

Bee awareness.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1: Welcome to Poland!

After check-in, it’s time for a Live Like a Local excursion in the city. This 2-hour walking journey will take you around Krakow, teaching you where to shop, explore, and eat most authentically. Welcome dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight in Krakow Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2: Krakow – Wieliczka-Beekeeping Farm

The world famous Wieliczka salt mine, whose beginnings date back to the Middle Ages, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The Chapel of St. Kinga is especially beautiful, and, thanks to its dimensions, is perhaps more deserving of being called an underground salt church. In the evening, you will visit at one of the beekeeping farms. A local producer will show you around and talk about the honey. Learning Experience: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Beekeeping Farm Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Krakow

DAY 3: The Interactive Bee Center- Beekeeping Workshop -Apilandia - Krakow

History and modernity have been combined here in incredible way, with tradition and innovation. The exhibit features a variety of multimedia technologies, interactive installations, and visual animations. Apilandia is a model for innovative education dedicated to all age groups. Our aim is to make visitors aware that modern beekeeping technology and the care for the life of bees go hand-in-hand. The interactive exhibition is complemented by professional beekeeping workshops, including the production of bee wax candles, as well as tasting of different types of honey, and apiculture products. At the end of the workshop, you will visit the educational apiary. Lunch will be had locally before driving back to Krakow. Learning Experience: Interactive Beekeeping Centre, Beekeeping Workshops Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Krakow

DAY 4: Fresh Honey Cooking Class- Jagiellonian University Apriory

Your afternoon workshop will be held at the Jagiellonian University Apriory in Krakow Botanical Garden. Here you will meet with local professional beekeepers and will have several subjects to choose from, such as honey plants, bee colony biology, beekeeping equipment, running an apiary, economic aspects, and bee breeding. After the lecture, depending on the subject, you will be able to participate and practice on your own in the afternoon. After class, it’s time to enjoy your new outlook on cuisine at lunch. Learning Experience: Honey focused cooking class- Workshop at Jagiellonian University Meals included: Breakfast, lunch Overnight in Krakow

DAY 5: Krakow and Malopolska area

Today’s morning workshop after breakfast will be at the local Morawski Apiory and includes a honey tasting. Afterward, you will have a free afternoon to explore Krakow. Learning Experience: Honey Tasting Workshop Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Krakow

DAY 6: Krakow-The Business of Honey

Next, visit Apiory Nectarica to get an immersive look into Ukrainian Raw honey. Enjoy a local lunch before having the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, you will enjoy a festive farewell dinner to recap all of your learning throughout the program. Learning Experience: Apiory Nectarica Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner Overnight in Krakow

DAY 7: See You Again!

Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout Europe. Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion. Meals included: Breakfast


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 2 Departures
2022 Departures & Fees 10 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
September 18, 2021
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$2,795.00
Per Person
$690.00
Per Person
October 16, 2021
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
April 24, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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April 30, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
Per Person
May 14, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
Per Person
May 21, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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June 18, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
Per Person
June 18, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
Per Person
July 09, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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July 16, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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September 17, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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September 24, 2022
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$2,795.00
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$690.00
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Services Included

6 nights’ accommodation, sharing a double/twin, including breakfast (quotation is based on 3 star hotel Wyspianski in Krakow or 4 star hotel Andels in Krakow – no bookings made and the hotel can change in the moemnt of booking depense on availability) Arrival and departure transfer between Krakow Airport and Krakow Hotel Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine + transport Visit to Apilandia beeping farm/museum with transport Lecture and workshop at the Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden Visit to beekeeping farms (2 visits) including workshops Daily breakfast Welcome and farewell dinners Lunches as noted in local restaurants Cooking class in Krakow (half day activity) with guide assistance and transport Visit to Nectarica beekeeping farm Lecture and workshop at the Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion

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