Our Safaris combine travel with adventure, with opportunties to learn more about bees and beekeeping, and make new friendships. Meeting local people - exploring botany, bees and beautiful places - these Safaris are enjoyed by beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike. Looking for a memorable journey - look no further!
Grenada 12-21 May 2014
Turkey 14-26 June 2014
This Safari is organised by Biyotematur and the TEMA Foundation, Turkey in co-operation with Bees for Development.
Biyotematur are experienced in organising nature tours and are a division of the non-profit making TEMA Foundation, established to promote conservation and sustainable development In the Caucasus Region of north-east Turkey. A remarkable project has been taking place planning to conserve precious stocks of Caucasian honey bees Apis mellifera caucasica to provide people in this remote corner of Turkey with a reliable livelihood, and to support beekeeping throughout Turkey by provision of queen bees. These Caucasian bees are gentle and efficient honey producers, and our Safari provides a unique opportunity to view this excellent rural development project as part of the extensive and enjoyable itinerary.
Vietnam 10-23 November 2014
With an excellent local host you will visit Apis cerana beekeepers, orchards, outstanding natural scenery, decorated lacquered houses and much, much more on this bespoke cultural tour of Vietnam with a beekeeping theme.
Trinidad and Tobago, 3-13 February 2014
This Safari is hosted by Mr Gladstone Solomon, President of Tobago Apicultural Society and of the Association of Caribbean Beekeeping Organizations.
Gladstone has been a BfD partner for 20 years and is a BfD Trust Trustee. Gladstone's speciality is a programme that caters for all and his flexible approach ensures you will not miss any of the sights, treasures or current events.
Safari prices include :
- Full board and accommodation in top quality hotels
- Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner every day
- Local travel including airport transfers
- Most visits and entrance fees - some may incur an additional small charge
- Soft drinks
International flights, also health and travel insurance, passport costs, alcoholic drinks, laundry costs, discretionary tips are not included in the price
What People Say...
"An excellent trip!" "We really enjoyed it and intend to go on other Safaris with you"
"Nothing was too much trouble" "I was very happy to be on the tour"
"The hosts in Trinidad & Tobago were so generous and thoughtful in their hospitality"
"The beekeepers and their families were wonderful: so hospitable and friendly."
"Just about back down to earth after a super Bee Safari in Turkey...it well surpassed all my expectations and the group got on really well with each other...lots of new 'Bee' friends! The hosts at the Turkish end were impressive".
"The best! Gladstone is ever considerate, courteous and a great ambassador for Trinidad & Tobago. The beekeepers were willing to let us handle their bees - from the amateur to the professional. All were welcoming and hospitable".
Christine and Peter Matthews
"I have been telling everyone about our lovely holiday. It was extremely well organised and Gladstone went out of his way to make our stay memorable. Our fellow Safarians were absolutely charming and we all got on well".
"I like plenty of variety - not just bees - the Safari was just right"
To find out what Brian (Mr B J) Sherriff thought of the BfD Safari to Turkey click here
"We've had a wonderful time and would fully recommend this experience to anyone who asked. Gladstone did everything in his power to make the Safari and our extra days a success, meeting or phoning us regularly to make sure we were OK. Our Caribbean Beekeeper Hosts were excellent. Thank you BfD for a truly unique visit".
Bob and Pam Mendy
"I loved the scenery, the birds, trees, the people, the music and the food. I calypso around the house with the shuffle Gladstone taught me."
Read Pam Hunter's experiences in Trinidad & Tobago in 2008