The Bee Museum is one of a kind and is currently open to the public in Greece. It was founded by “Melissokomiki Dodecanese” (Beekeeping Company of the Dodecanese). It showcases the rich history of beekeeping that the Greek Islands, including Rhodes, have had through the ages. The Museum receives upwards of 30,000 visitors annually. The Museum allows you to see into the amazing world that bees inhabit through transparent observation hives. It also offers a window into the tradition and history of beekeeping in Rhodes, which used to involve stone cells, the four different types of beehives that exist, and the method by which honey is obtained, featuring every step of the beehive to table process.
Walk through the bees’ garden and learn about the Rhodian herbs and flowers that they visit. Visit the interactive digital exhibition kiosks and play educational games. There are even souvenir shops where you can purchase natural bee products. The museum is THE place to learn about honeybees and all of their by-products which include honey, pollen, wax, propolis, and royal jelly.