Boquete Bees and Butterflies

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Boquete Bees and Butterflies

Boquete Bees and Butterflies
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Panama's home of live, bio-active single variety honey. We also have a 200 sq meter butterfly house with over 30 local species of butterflies. Emerge yourself in the pollinators with a half day tour or else just swing buy for honey tastings and butterfly house (open 9-4), shop (open 9-4). We have a unique offering and we want to share it with people who like high quality honey, love nature and want to make a difference by supporting our small business. We are passionate about taste. We can offer honey tastings like no other. More varied than anywhere else in the world that we know of. We produce a vast range of different flavors of honey depending on the floral source. This is unique and only possible because of the enormous biodiversity in Western Panama around Volcan Baru. This small Isthmus has Atlantic and Pacific coasts, 11,000 ft mountains and just about every type of forest and grassland in between. Some of our honeys are rare, some we have in larger quantity. We are serious about health. Our honey and our honey bees are very healthy. We sell raw minimally filtered honey. More than that though, our honey is pure and pristine in ways that are not possible in most of the developed world: 1. Most of our honeys are from wild plants which have no chemical treatment and are utterly pristine 2. Our bees are healthy, we do not need to feed antibiotics or miticides We want to teach people to better understand how to care for our pollinators. We offer a tour on our honey farm in Boquete. We treasure all types of bees and keep on the farm a wide variety of forage for bees, different types of native bees to illustrate how bees and plants are meant to exist together. Our butterfly house is 200 sq meters and is full of fun and activity. Sure to delight all ages.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Wanderlassie
Oldsmar, FL1,939 contributions
Dec 2021
Took taxi here! Last time we do that w/o phoning! How could this be #1 thing to do in Boquete at the $45 PER PERSON entry charge? We asked if we could do JUST grounds tour or JUST tasting and were told 'no'. Products in gift shop were nicely displayed but ALSO too pricey to want to buy for gifts. Remember being told Brisbane zoo was pricey but SHEEZ, paid maybe $20 each for THAT!?! Don't understand how the experience could possibly have warranted $45 each.
Written 10 January 2022
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Deydi Arauz
Panama City, Panama70 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
The trip is a must. I went with my sister and learnt a lot about bees 🐝, types, where they live where we can find them among others.
Phillipe is the best, he was funny and knowledgeable.

Recommended!!!!!!! If you are Panamanian, go and explore your own country.
Written 29 September 2021
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kathleensullivan06
Redwood City, CA6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Very interesting and beautiful. The honey tasting was delicious and very educational. Highly recommend a visit there. Very peaceful and Phillip was very knowledgeable.
Written 14 August 2021
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Vivecka G
9 contributions
Jul 2021
I loved everything about it! It's a must see. The guides are very prepared and it is a very nice walk. And the butterfly farm is amazing. Then there's the honey tasting... ufff the best for last! And then you go and buy the honeys you like from their little store. Can't miss it!
Written 29 July 2021
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Mrs. Bunny
Boquete, Panama26 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Hubby and I purchased the VIP tour which included the farm walk wherein we saw the natural environment where bees 🐝 dwell and thrive. The tour also included the butterfly house exploration and honey tasting. Our tour guide Philippe was excellent and very knowledgable. He walk us through the process of bee pollination, different roles in the colony of each type of bees, and honey production. It was quite a magical tour! The butterfly house was very elaborate and they actually show how much effort they put in to ensure the reproduction. Honey tasting was also enlightening as we were shown diverse types of honey and other products that can be created from it. We definitely recommend this tour as a must when visiting Boquete as it shows how such place offers a favorable environment for such wonderful wonders of nature!
Written 24 July 2021
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,111 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We did a honey tasting. We reserved it one day in advance. The honey was delicious and our host was very informative. Butterflies flew around us while we tasted. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Written 25 June 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,896 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I sometimes use honey to sweeten my coffee. Usually it's clover honey back in the States. And I use it to slowly swallow it for a sore throat. It helps. Back home in south Florida I have plants that attract butterflies. I planted them for that very purpose. I have milkweed plants, which monarch butterflies lay their eggs on. Then the hatched larvae eat the milkweed plant almost completely. But those milkweed plants always regenerate back to full volume. The adult insects become monarch butterflies after they go through metamorphosis. The adults then sip nectar from other plants. I also have nectar plants for passing butterflies of other species, like the zebra butterflies. Monarch in the eastern part of the United States, and on into Canada, migration to a place in Mexico to over-winter. They make that flight in a single generation. After winter, they leave Mexico and fly back to their home territory. This generation of butterflies is not the same generation that flew south to Mexico. This "returning" generation is new, never having been up north where the previous generation is from. And this new generation doesn't make the flight in a single generation. It takes about three or four generation to reach the original habitat in the United States, or Canada. Somehow these generations of monarchs have a GPS in their DNA. These generations have a shorter lifespan than the generation that flew to Mexico. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed all the bees and butterflies here. And I learned some things.
Written 21 May 2021
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Lyaker
52 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
I had high hopes for this tour since we had never done a bee tour or honey tasting. It was amazing! Our guide was so knowledgeable. We learned so much about different varieties of bees and their honey making process. The butterfly garden was also lovely. They have a nursery where they show you the butterflies from egg/ larvae/ caterpillar/ chrysalis. Other butterfly gardens I’ve been to is just the walk through with butterflies and flowers. The honey tasting was amazing... over 20 types of honey! I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written 1 April 2021
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Alexandra Escudero
Panama1 contribution
Nov 2020
We came to Boquete for a few days because of the holidays, many other places were full and cancelling tours due to the bad weather but this place was open and welcoming for drop ins to visit the butterfly house. Their staff were really nice and helpful even though we arrived in their rush hour.
The butterfly house was really nice, we got to see various types of butterflies and even got a really detailed explanation of the work they did in order to breed and take care of the butterflies, we learned lots about their life and the kids were thrilled! Keep in mind that is a self guided tour, so they really went overboard with their great service to give us a nice experience.
Written 6 November 2020
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FOK
West Hollywood, CA1 contribution
Dec 2019
I took my family to their honey tasting tour and it was incredible! They were super knowledgeable and friendly. We tried so many different honeys and were able to purchase some later. The honey I purchased were truly the best gifts ever to bring back to my friends. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!
Written 13 April 2020
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Boquete Bees and Butterflies is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM