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Melissokomiki Dodecanesou (Beekeeping Company of the Dodecanese) is the biggest company producing and packaging beehive products in the Dodecanese (12 islands). It was founded by N. Melissourgos and co, and works in cooperation with more than 70 beekeepers of the nearby islands.
 
The company is established in a new, modern and privately owned area of 1000sq. m. in Rhodes. Its main priority is the production, gathering and standardization of honey and other beehive products such as royal jelly, pollen, wax and propolis. Other products are the traditional Rhodian sweets named Melekounia, cosmetics based on beehive products such as body lotion, soap, shampoos etc. It also supports the beekeepers of the area and provides all the necessary equipment.
 
The company provides excellent quality honey using quality control methods in its laboratory and is in the process of acquiring the certification of the quality systems HACCP and ISO. It has also founded the Bee Museum which is the only one in Greece . Located in the same building it receives more than 10,000 visitors per year.
 
The people of the 'Melissokomiki Dodecanisou' are people with love and passion for beekeeping. They have created the Museum of Natural History of the Bee. The museum can host groups or individuals with the following
  • Various beekeeping related exhibits dating back to the the old times (up to 200 years ago) until the present day

  • Presentation of old and modern beekeeping methods (e.g. handling beehives, a demonstration of the way honey is extracted, the production of wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis etc.)

  • Transparent beehives for observation purposes where one can safely study bees' way of living in their own homes.

  • Information about bees' lives and their products with audio- visual media ( video, projector- cinema, dvd, cd-rom etc).

  • A collection of tools of the farmers and the beekeepers.

  • A tour in the modern production area (with appointment only).

  • Analysis of the natural characteristics of honey and the other bee products in the quality control laboratory.

  • Bee garden outside.

  • Big inside and outside space with refreshment area for the guests.

  • Easy access ( on the Faliraki- Airport Avenue) with ample parking.

  • Official shop for the bee natural products and beekeeping equipment.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 08:30-17:00
Saturday: 08:30-15:30

5th Km Tsairi- Airport Road, Pastida
Tel: 0030 22410 48200
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