The Honey Museum is an Interpretation Center for beekeeping for the conservation of biodiversity, located on a farm of Lanjarón of 18,000 square meters, land ceded by the Junta de Andalucía to the Honey Regulatory Council, for fifty years extendable, located within the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada.
The aim is to create a space open to the public with the aim of disseminating the history of beekeeping, the biology of the bee, the products of the hive or the characteristics of the different types of honey.
In an area of the museum there is an exhibition hall and a section to display apiaries, some of the time of the Arabs. Likewise, in a work made with stone and wood, a 17th century wax press was acquired in a village in Zamora, equipped with a press made of oak and chestnut woods and a boiler, whose total weight is 16,000 kilograms. It is the only museum that exists in Spain with these characteristics.
In this space the visitor can enjoy, in a privileged natural environment, its four didactic areas: The impressive Wax Lagar, the only one of these characteristics that exists in Andalusia, the didactic-apicultural Itinerary of static panels distributed throughout its gardens, the Collection from apiaries of different periods and finally the Honey Museum, the main building of the Center of 500 square meters equipped with a series of dynamic and interactive modules designed to know the wide world of the bee in an entertaining and participatory way.
The museum is located in a building built specifically for this use that was inaugurated in September 2011. Its “L” -shaped floor plan has large tinted glass windows that allow visitors to enjoy impressive views of the Barrientos del Salado, where The farm is located, just where the Sierra Nevada National Park begins.
The space is endowed with numerous didactic modules in which the most innovative audiovisual systems have been efficiently integrated, a large part of them with interactive tactile technology. These modules are designed, developed and produced specifically for this museum allowing the visitor to take a tour of its extensive content, rigorously documented and advised, in a participatory and entertaining. These are divided into four thematic areas in which the museum is articulated: Bee, Honey, Beehive and Beekeeper.