CATCH THE BUZZ – Nicaragua Bee Project

Have you ever wondered what an Africanized bee colony looks like? Have you ever wanted to see how beekeeping occurs in a developing country?

Well, now is your chance.

The Nicaragua Bee Project is traveling down to Nicaragua on October 22 through November 5, 2016 to conduct training workshops for new and existing beekeepers.

This trip will be led by Dr. Michael Bauer, a beekeeper from Waupaca, WI. He has been in Nicaragua several times to teach, train and start beekeeping groups. You will have the opportunity to travel with Dr. Bauer to Nicaragua and visit beekeeping activities in Nicaragua. You can either observe or even teach some of the training programs depending upon your desire and willingness.

You can travel for one or two weeks depending upon your availability.

Your cost for this trip is your airfare and food. Lodging (double room) and transportation and translations will be provided by the Nicaragua Bee Project. Current round-trip flights from Chicago to Managua are approximately $700. Food will run you $20 a day.

You need only a valid US passport to travel to Nicaragua. No visa is needed.

You will also have opportunity to travel about the country of Nicaragua, meet local beekeepers and rural families in their homes, visit a volcano, tour historic cities and artisan markets as well as enjoy local food, drink and culture.

For information on the Nicaragua Bee Project you can visit

For more information on the trip you can contact:

Marty Havlovic