Beekeeping Safaris

Honey sellers in Vietnam

Our Safaris combine travel with adventure, with opportunities 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!

A chance to support our charitable work in developing countries.

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Next Safaris

Vietnam - November 2015

 9-22 November 2015

You are invited to join this exciting Safari arranged in co-operation with our partner organisations:  Vietnam National Apiculture (VINAPI) and the Vietnam Beekeepers’ Association.

The Safari offers you the chance to discover Vietnam from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and to learn about bees and beekeeping in Vietnam.


Trinidad and Tobago - January 2016

11-21 January 2016

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.

Turkey 2016

23 July - 3 August 2016

One of our most popular Safaris our exclusive journey across Turkey takes in the rich beekeeping traditions of this historic land, combined with fascinating sights and warm, wonderful weather.

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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"
Mime Matthews

"The beekeepers and their families were wonderful:  so hospitable and friendly."
Sheila Weir

"Just about back down to earth after a super Bee Safari in 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".
Carole Kibble

"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".
Kathleen Chapple

"I like plenty of variety - not just bees - the Safari was just right"
Brian Sherriff

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."
David Charles

Read Pam Hunter's experiences in Trinidad & Tobago in 2008