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We took a honey tour while we were staying in beautiful Boquete, Panama. Meil Boquetena is located on a lovely hillside farm at the edge of the bucolic town. The tour culminated in the honey tasting room (not shown) I couldn't believe how diverse honey could be. There were dozens of intriguing flavors. Those Boquete bees have been busy! I divulge my favorite at the end of the post.
This gentleman was nursing a wounded bird.
A family member
The flora and fauna was so diverse. I guess that's what makes Meil Boquetena honey the best I've ever tasted.
Yes, this flower is real. Psychedelic!
My favorite part of the tour (besides learning about bees and honey production in Panama) was the petroglyphs scattered around the property. A bonus. I guess the farm is located over a burial ground. And the glyphs are markers of some kind. I think.
But another theory is that the stones are energy markers. Or, at least some of them.
If you hold your hand over this mysterious spiral glyph and rotate it, you'll feel a burst of heat or energy. I don't know if the motion simply releases warmth from the stones that are baking in the sun, or what. But, it really worked! I always side on the mystical. It's more fun that way.
Meil Boquetena grows coffee too.
Here the beans are basking in the Panama sun. We've taken coffee tours before in Central America, so a honey tour was a nice switch. But honey and coffee is even better.
Emily the honey lady walking through her coffee plants.
Dreamy Fudge Cremosa
The honey tasting was really delicious and fun. On the tour, I was surprised at the miniature size of the actual bees. Tiny. During the tasting, one of my favorite flavors was called Lemonade. The bees in Boquete produce such a myriad of flavors, that Emily has a big job coming up with names that speak of the flavor profile. I purchased a Lavender infusion. And the fabulous Fudge Cremosa shown above. I'm so glad she added shipping to her website.
That's a relief!
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