Technical & Post Congress Tours

Please note that you can only book a tour, as they are all organized on the same day

Technical Tours
Technical Tours give Apimondia participants the opportunity of visiting Canadian Bee farms and discover the local beekeeping tradition.
Tours are reserved to Apimondia participants only, a limited number of Accompanying Persons can attend if availability lasts.
Note: the Tours are not included in the registration fee.
Deadline for booking 10th  August 2019.

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INTERMIEL (13th September - Tours in AM or PM)

Founded in 1976 by Viviane and Christian Macle, Intermiel is an important apiarian farm that manages the production of 8000 beehives. The company also operates a maple forest with 18 000 maple taps and an orchard of 600 apple trees.

The first recipient of the gold medal of "l’Ordre national du mérite agricole du Québec" in beekeeping, winner of the agritourism mention and selected as the best beekeeping company in the world according to "World's Greatest" in the United States, a farm tour at Intermiel is a must during your stay at Apimondia 2019.

Recognized in Quebec and throughout North America for the quality and great diversification of its products, as well as for its unique educational program, Intermiel receives more than 100 000 visitors each year, including 15 000 students from Quebec and Ontario schools.

Intermiel is a major mead producer in Canada and you will be able to discover its full range of meads, maple spirits, ice ciders and eaux-de-vie (spirits) made exclusively from its raw materials including several that have won awards at the international level.

Schedule:

  • The presentation of the company with a member of the Macle family
  • The visit of the production beekeeping buildings (wintering cellars, freezingwarehouse, extraction room, etc.)
  • The visit of the transformation plant
  • The visit of the bee interpretation centre
  • The visit of the meadery and distillery with alcohol tastings

www.intermiel.com

Price: CA $ 50 per person.

Conditions
Visit day: September 13, 2019
Duration of the visit: 4 hours
Minimum of 50 participants per bus.
One departure in the morning and another in the afternoon.            

Registration deadline - August 10, 2019

NOTE: If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned to another tour, if available or, you will be refunded.


Ph. Cyril Lapeyrie

MIELS D’ANICET (departure: Friday, 13th September – return: Saturday, 14th September)

Located 275 km north of Montreal, at the foot of the Montagne du Diable, our farm is nestled in a land full of sinuous valleys of wooded hills, prairies, lakes, and rivers. A wild and forest region, free of intensive agriculture, making it an environment of high quality for our 1,000-beehive apiary. But who are we? Fools raving about honey, artisans of the soil, epicureans, inquisitive people who consider the beekeeper’s craft as the perfect mix of entomology, biology, and botany. But again, a couple that loves their work, bees and good life in good company.

We invite you to visit our family farm, our apiaries, our queen breeding center, our gourmet and cosmetic processing rooms, our meadery and our Pollens & Nectars restaurant.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 13

  • 1:00 pm : Departure from Montréal
  • 4:00 pm : Arrival at the Hotel (Hôtel Laurier or Refuge de la Montagne du Diable)
  • 5:00 pm : Departure for Miels d’Anicet
  • Visiting honey house and processing centers: gourmet and cosmetic products.
  • 7:00 pm : Diner at the Canteen: Honey at the table (entry, main dishes,desserts, cocktails), mead tasting.

 Saturday, September 14

  • 8:00 : Departure from the Hotel
  • AM : Visiting apiaries and talks on queen breeding, northern territory impact on bees and honey production. Visiting at the meadery.
  • 12:00 : Lunch
  • 2:00 pm : Departure from Miels d’Anicet
  • 5:00 pm : Arrival in Montréal

Mielsdanicet.com

Price
CA $375 per person. All inclusive (limit of 50 registrations)

Conditions
Departure : Friday, September 13, 2019
Duration of the visite : 2 days     
Minimum of 20 participants - Maximum of 50 participants.

Registration deadline : August 10, 2019

NOTE: If the minimum number of participants is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned to another tour, if available or, you will be refunded.

MONTRÉAL URBAN BEEKEEPING (Soon Available)

Soon Available

Post Congress Tours
Attend the Post Congress Tour and visit  the oldest City of North America, founded in 1608.
Post Congress Tour is reserved to Apimondia participants only, a limited number of Accompanying Persons can attend if availability lasts.
Note: the Tour is not included in the registration fee
Deadline for booking 10th  August 2019.

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QUÉBEC CITY (departure: Friday 13th September – return: Saturday, 14th September)

Discover the history, the culture and the old world charm of Old Quebec City, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its enchanting landscapes with autumn flavours will amaze you. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Manoir Montmorency where you will meet beekeeping expert, admire the breathtaking view from Montmorency Falls, taste some local products on Ile d'Orléans and much more! Visit the beehives of the Roger-Van Den Hende Botanical Garden and enjoy lunch at a sugar shack on the way back to Montréal.

Friday, September 13

  • 9:00 : Departure from Montréal
  • 12:00 : Lunch at Manoir Montmorency with beekeeping expert
  • PM : Entrance to Montmorency Falls
  • Tour of Île d’Orléans and Cider and blackcurrant tasting;
  • 7:00 pm : Arrival at Château Laurier (Overnight accommodation)

Saturday, September 14*

  • 8:00 : Departure from the hotel
  • AM : Guided tour of Old Quebec;
  • Visit of the beehives of the Roger-Van Den Hende Botanical Garden;
  • 1:00 pm : Lunch at the sugar shack (animations)
  • 6:00 pm : Arrival in Montréal

* Diner (September 13) and breakfast (September 14) not included.

https://www.quebecregion.com/en/

Prices

  • CA $ 850 for 2 persons (bedroom for 2 persons) OR
  • CA $ 550 for individual (bedroom for 1 person)

Conditions
Departure : Friday, September 13, 2019
Duration of the visit : 2 days    
Minimum of 30 participants - Maximum of 50 participants.

Registration deadline : August 10, 2019

NOTE: If the minimum number of participants is not reached the tour will be cancelled. You will be assigned to another tour, if available or, you will be refunded.