Cozumel: General Entrance to Mayan Bee Sanctuary

Overview

At your visit to the Mayan Bee Sanctuary, learn about the nutritional and medicinal properties of the Melipona honey, as well as the close relationship between the Melipona bees (stingless) and the Mayan people. Hear how the ancient Mayans valued honey for its healing power, restoring the well-being and harmony of the heart, and its ability to provide vigor and strength.

Walk through the monolith path where you will find unique pieces sculpted in limestone by a local artist, to show the greatness and evolution of the Mayans through their religious symbols such as the Goddess Ixchel, the Aluxes, and the stelae.

Discover the fascinating structure of the hives inside and out, and how the bee colony is organized. Admire the incredible organization of the colony and discover the role of the queen bee, the princesses, the drones, the workers, and the guardian.

At the end of the tour, delight your taste buds by sampling different varieties of honey. See how the honey is used to make products including candies, eye drops, soaps, shampoos, creams, and many other items.

More information

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

 

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

 

Know before you go

  • Some walking on uneven gravel terrain is required for this activity
  • Walk along the monolith path and observe unique pieces sculpted in limestone by a local artist
  • Learn about the structure and composition of the bee colony
  • Delight your taste buds with varieties of honey, pollen and propolis pearls
  • Entrance fee to the Mayan Bee Sanctuary
  • Certified English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Honey tasting
  • Mayan Monoliths Exhibition
  • Meliponary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks
45 minutes

Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for Mayan Bee Sanctuary sign.

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