Flavours of Spain

Lanjaron - Part 7


Honey Farm and Museum


Honey is one of the major products of the area. Local families have 20-30 beehives and bring their honey to the large brick co-operative building on the edge of the town for bottling. Many single variety honey are produced, including chestnut and avocado. Anything with less than 90% of that flower is sold as Mille Fleur. Most of the honey is sold while still runny.

Lanjaron Honey Farm

Lanjaron Honey Farm

Near it is the Museum of Honey. All the information is in Spanish. It covers information about bee anatomy and bee keeping. There are examples of old beehives and bee keeping equipment. A video explains how the hives are made.

Lanjaron Honey Museum

Lanjaron Honey Museum

Lanjaron Honey Museum

Lanjaron Honey Museum

In a shed at the back of the museum is an old wax press, one of only three to survive. Only the pure, white and “virgin” wax was used for candles in churches and wax presses like this were very important.

The honey is removed from the combs by pressing. The heavy oak beam can be screwed down to increase the pressure. The wax left is then boiled in large vats and the impurities can be skimmed off.

Lanjaron Honey Museum

Lanjaron Honey Museum  Lanjaron Honey Museum

Lanjaron Honey Museum

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