My name is Enrique Lamas, I am a beekeeper and farmer of Andean and agro-ecological crops. I was born in Hornocal, I grew up and lived a large part of my life in this place. I currently distribute my life between the communities of Hornocal and San Roque El Morado, as required by my family, my plants, animals and bees. I decided to undertake in Tourism because I see in this activity, the opportunity to have an income that contributes to my family economy. I like to meet and interact with people from other places, I also like to share my knowledge, I learned that as a representative of the communities, mainly in instances of cooperative work.
I invite you to visit my land, to know and experience my work as a farmer of Andean and agroecological crops and to connect with an activity in which I have ventured with great love several years ago, beekeeping. The world of bees is a fascinating world that has allowed me, in addition to having an extra income, without requiring as much time as agriculture, to engage in multiple reflections and relationships with these wonderful beings. And it is my desire to share this knowledge and feeling with all those who care and value it.
My business is located 63 km from the city of Humahuaca. It is reached by route No. 73 to Puerta de Zenta and then by a local road that crosses the community of Cianzo and the river of the same name. You will find it at the entrance of the community of Hornocal, crossing the river, signposted with the sign: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY.
What will we do:
They will be greeted with great joy and we will share a pupusa tea with honey to mitigate the effects of travel and altitude. Then we will go through the stubble, to learn about the cultivation of potatoes, quinoa or corn depending on the time of year that they visit me. I will provide you with the instructions and recommendations to approach the bees and extract the honey, I will also provide you with the necessary equipment. Once they feel ready, we will approach the area where the drawers are located, we will remove the supers and we will go to the honey room to carry out the extraction. At the end of the process, you can take as a souvenir a fourth kg. of raw honey collected by their own hands.
4 hours. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the morning and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Proper equipment (beekeeper’s overalls, helmet and gloves).
Complimentary tea (pupusa or chamomile tea with raw honey).
Souvenir: 250 gr jar of raw honey.
Check the latest rate update.
They can make their reservations only via whatsapp, up to 2 days in advance.
Contact phone: +549 388 4688397 (Macario) +549 11 68808896 (Carina)
The recommended hours to carry out the activity are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the morning and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Come down. This activity is recommended for all those who enjoy country life and are interested in connecting with the world of beekeeping and bees. It is considered not a suitable activity for children, adolescents and adults allergic to bee stings. They do not need to have previous knowledge or preparation, here they will be instructed with patience and respecting their decision to approach said insects.
Number of People Per Group: from 1 to 4 people per group.
Suggestions and Recommendations:
We recommend making and confirming your reservation in advance.
Wear comfortable clothes, if you come in the morning I will anticipate that it is cold early, but at noon the temperature rises a lot. If you come in the afternoon, at 3:00 PM, the weather is very pleasant, but it gets cool in the late afternoon.
Bring a bottle of mineral water to drink. The Hornocal community still does not have potable water. The one we use is purified by ourselves for consumption.
The activity can be carried out from March to December, as long as the rains do not occur before or persist, because when they begin, the described local road becomes impassable.