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  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata
  • Bees Honey Grottole Basilicata



bees and honey in Basilicata

Did you know that bees are essential for our survival?

Through pollination they allow the birth of new plants and increase the possibility of fruit production, so thanks to the bees we get oxygen and nourishment.

Unfortunately, bees are dying out and with them an ancient profession: that of the beekeeper.

Our friend Rocco, a beekeeper from Grottole, knows this well. For this reason he decided to preserve nature and bees of his territory.

His goal is not only to present an excellent product, but also to convey the love for environment and the protection of this insect, so important to our life.
In front of you: 9 beehives with around 1 million bees.
See for yourself a project that combines innovation, sustainability and slow tourism with the world of beekeeping and bee therapy.

The experience starts in the historic center and from there you continue to the apiaries (in different locations depending on the season). Thanks to the experience of our beekeeping friend, the bees are perfectly integrated in these habitats. We will then reach the laboratory in the historic center of Grottole, where you will be shown and explained the products of the beekeeping.

This experience dedicated to the sense of taste and to Italian products and production is accompanied by a tasting of excellent organic honey.

In case you prefer not to interact with the hive, you can still watch Rocco and learn from his bees from a safe distance.

This is the best opportunity to discover Basilicata and the beautiful village of Grottole, as well as get to know this fabulous world with our tour: BEES AND HONEY IN GROTTOLE, BASILICATA



BasilicataBasilicata is one of the most authentic regions in Italy. Located in the heart of the Lucanian Apennines and surrounded by both the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Basilicata offers a wide variety of historical and naturalistic attractions.

Grottole is located near Matera, the capital. The name Grottole is derived from the Latin word “criptula” and indicates the ancient origins of this place, in small caves in prehistoric times.

These caves still exist today and have been converted into workshops for the manufacture of clay pots that characterize local artisanal production.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, the village of Grottole was also an important Norman rule.

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The offer includes:

  • Visit to the apiaries + laboratory in the historical center
  • Beekeeper’s jacket and gloves, anti-sting ointment
  • Small tasting of organic honey

The experience is offered in English. For other languages, please contact

Transportation and transfers not included.


WHERE: Basilicata – Grottole
The meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking.

WHEN: from March to November

TIME: on request – duration approx 2 hrs

Comfortable and closed shoes, long and tight trousers; water, protection during the summer are recommended.
Please clarify bee allergy and honey intolerance beforehand.

For special needs or food intolerances, please contact

The images are examples of the proposed activity.

The tour should normally be booked at least a week in advance.

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