Pindaya , Myanmar
Although you could buy some deliciously locally-made honey from this non-profit collective, the bee-keeping tours and workshops are fascinating and unusual — you won’t find anything else like it in Myanmar. This social enterprise has taught farmers in nearby villages how to cultivate healthy and thriving bee colonies.
The honey from this apiculture community is found throughout Myanmar now, and the locals have learned how beekeeping is a much more lucrative and sustainable source of income. The tourism component adds another layer to a social enterprise doing incredible work empowering
more than 500 farmers in 20 villages with the knowledge and connections they need to operate environmentally-friendly businesses. The organization’s core mission is: “To deliver a bee-keeping project that empowers and improves the livelihoods, nutrition, and food security for hundreds of vulnerable people in Shan State.”
Book a crafts workshop to learn candle-making, or take a beekeeping tour. The center is also a lovely spot where you can enjoy a coffee in a pleasant setting while you learn more about their work. Message them on Facebook or via email to arrange any tours and classes.
Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm
Sue Bo Gone Ward, Beekeeping Department Pindaya, Myanmar