For every tour that you book at Simien Tours, 6% will be put into the local community around Simien Mountains National Park. One of our current projects we are supporting is beekeeping in Limalimo. You are welcome to visit the project on place with us.
Beekeeping project in Limalimo
Already 4 years ago, Masresha and his 2 brothers, all from Debark and friends of our guides, initiated this project by starting from a heavily eroded ground, fencing the area, building terraces and planting bushes and trees to avoid further erosion and stabilize the ground.
After 3 years of work on the compound they started bringing colonies of bees from the nearby forest (where traditional cylindrical bee skeps are used) and settling them in new self-made bee houses. Already in the first year, each of these bee houses produced about 25kg of honey. The farm is located in the Limalimo forest in an ecologically undisturbed environment. The product is therefore guaranteed 100% natural and genuine.
We of Simien Mountain Tours intend to support the beekeeping farm with material such as honey filters as well as by promoting the honey products in the Debark area, also among our clients and other visitors.
To additionally sustain the small but growing beekeeping farm of Limalimo we are using its delicious honey for breakfast or other meals during the treks in the neighbouring Simien National Park.