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Yousef’s Honey (Beekeeping)

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Beit Al Baraka, Um Qais
Beit Al Baraka, Um Qais
Min Age : 10
Max People : 18
About

Understand the phrase “busy as a bee” while you stroll through the Beekeeping Site in full gear. Yousef, the beekeeper, will introduce you to the fascinating queendom of bees before permitting a sneak peek into the hives.

 

Their end product is a naturally sweet and additive free honey, which changes in taste depending on the year. Yousef harvests the honey about three times a year and he welcomes any help from interested guests. Contact us for more information about the harvest season and the honey harvest experience. 

 

What’s Included?

Experienced beekeeper

First aid equipment

Beekeeping suit

Hot/cold refreshment

Honey tasting

 

What to bring?

Rucksack

Water

Popular Day Itinerary

10:00 – Gadara Cycling (Intermediate)

Alaa established the Gadara Bike Shop in 2017 and provides bike rentals and cycling tours of the area. Join him for an adventure to challenge the weekend cyclist. The intermediate tour is ideal for those wishing to see the most of the Umm Qais area and all the natural landmarks that surround us.

14:00 – Duke’s Paradise 

Sip on hot tea in an oasis located at the foot of the Golan Heights. The Duke’s Paradise is an ideal spot for a dip in volcanic water and a stroll within the shaded compound. This was once the holiday home of the Duke of Mukheibeh, the only Duke in Jordan.

15:30 –Local Kitchen

Home cooked dinners are always the best! Come visit one of our local kitchens for a taste of real Jordanian cooking in the home of a talented local chef. Discover the dishes that the people of Umm Qais eat on a daily basis while sharing stories of your day in the village.

17:00 – Yousef’s Honey

Head over to the beekeeping site in the evening to try your hand at beekeeping led by an experienced local keeper. Yousef will teach you about the bees, the intricacies of life in a hive, and even how honey is made. Don a beekeeping suit and get up close and personal with a hive- watch the bees as they continue with their work and even make way for the Queen.

Popular Day Itinerary

Day 1:

Beit Al Baraka

Check-in at Beit Al Baraka begins at 15:00 but we can sometimes arrange an earlier check in. We can also store your bags whilst you experience some of the many activities that the local community offer.

12:oo – Site Tour of Gadara

Uncover the rich history of Umm Qais and the Greco-Roman ruins that are located in what was once the heart of this hill-top village. Join a local guide on an English-speaking tour of the Greco-Roman city, the Ottoman Village, and the museum of Gadara. This is a tour that shouldn’t be missed.

14:00 – Romero 

Enjoy a light meal accompanied by a cool drink and dramatic views over the Jordan and Yarmouk valleys. Romero is a restaurant located in the heart of the ruins of Gadara. The restaurant employs people from the local community and has done so for many years.

16:00 – Yousef’s Honey

Head over to the beekeeping site in the evening to try your hand at beekeeping led by an experienced local keeper. Yousef will teach you about the bees, the intricacies of life in a hive, and even how honey is made. Don a beekeeping suit and get up close and personal with a hive- watch the bees as they continue with their work and even make way for the Queen.

Day 2:

Beit Al Baraka

Check out at Beit Al Baraka is 11:00 but this can sometimes be pushed back so do ask our staff. We can also put your bags in storage until you’re ready to leave us.

09:00 – Foraging

Northern Jordan is noticeably greener than other parts of the country, and many edible plants can be found on the hills surrounding us. Spring is the best time to go foraging but there are many plants, fruits, and vegetables that can be found throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

12:00 –  Cooking Class

Find your inner chef with a cooking class with an experienced local chef. Visit one of the many local chef that offer cooking lessons in Umm Qais and take away a recipe that will always remind you of your time in northern Jordan.

* Contact us via email at reservations@barakadestinations.com for a quotation or a different itinerary suggestion.