Learn to process mangrove honey

Have you ever wondered how honey is extracted and processed from honeycombs? Or have you ever tasted the distinctive flavor of mangrove honey? 

In the Casamance region, beekeeping is a common activity that leverages the richness of the local ecosystem to produce a variety of different kinds of honey, including mangrove honey. In this workshop, you’ll explore the work of local beekeepers. Under the guidance of the members of a local women’s association who have spent years harvesting and producing local honey, you will learn the process of extracting honey from the mangrove forests and producing the tasty sweet. Depending on the season, you will join the members of the women’s association at their Honey Transformation Center, which they built and run when they first started their organization. The women will guide you in learning to extract honey, and you will have the chance to participate in preparing the beehive, filtering the honey, processing the honey, and making beeswax.

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31.00

Not included

The price of this activity does not include transportation, flights, meals, or accomodations. 

Enjoy Agriculture is committed to promoting local products. We encourage our local partners to sell their farm produce to our clients; you will be able to purchase various traditional delicacies directly from the producers following your experience! 

When: Honey-harvesting season 

Where:  Nyaguis, Casamance 

Language: French

Included: Tastings of mangrove honey 

What you’ll learn: How to harvest and process honey 

Why it’s unique: Workshop run by women 

Duration: 3-4 hours

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Nyaguis: How to get there

If you enjoy “do-it-yourself” travel, we recommend taking public transportation. The village of Nyaguis is located 15 minutes from the city of Ziguinchor.

– Dakar – Ziguinchor Ferry

There is a boat from Dakar twice a week on Tuesdays and Friday. It departs Dakar around 8 pm and arrives at the Ziguinchor port the following day around 10 am. Boarding takes place between 3 and 6 pm on the day of departure. 

Departures from Ziguinchor take place on Thursdays and Sundays at 1 pm, with arrival scheduled in Dakar the next day around 7 am. Boarding takes place between 11 am and 1 pm on the day of departure. 

You must reserve your ticket in advance: 

In Dakar, visit COSAMA (Consortium Sénégalais d’Activités Maritimes) on Boulevard de la Liberation N°1 (on the corner of the street leading to the port), next to the Gorée Island Embarcadère. 

Dakar Office: 0022133-821-29-00   Ziguinchor Office: 0022133-991-72-00 

E-mail: [email protected]

To reserve (available by agency), please prepare a photocopy of your passport. 

Fare per person: circa 15,500 FCFA for a couch; 18,500 for a bed in the 8-person dorm; 28,500 FCFA for a bed in the 4-person dorm; 30,500 FCFA for a 2-person private cabin. There is a restaurant on board. 

 

-Taking a 7-person shared taxi (sept-place) 

From the Dakar taxi garage (Gare Pompiers / Beau Maraichers), take a “sept-place” that goes directly to Ziguinchor. It is important to leave very early in the morning because the trip takes about 10+ hours. The price of a seat in a sept-place car is 9,500 FCFA, with an additional 500 – 1000 FCFA depending on luggage. 

NOTE: The car passes on the Transgambian Road; some passport-holders may need a visa and/or to pay a transit fee to pass through The Gambia. 

 

-By plane 

There are daily flights offered by Senegal Airlines; flights depart from the Dakar airport and land at the Ziguinchor airport.

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