A new bee themed nature trail at Vavatsinia is complete and takes walkers on an interesting journey through the life of bees and their role in wellbeing.
The Vavatsinia Honeybee Trail - ‘The Humming of the Bees’ is the first of the Larnaka Honeybee Nature Trails. It combines walking in the picturesque and tranquil surroundings of mountainous Vavatsinia village with an educational and healing experience centered around the therapeutic sound of the humming of bees; something that has been proven to have health and wellness benefits.
The 2.5km path has bee-friendly plants signposted along the way, decorative beehives and bee ‘hotels’ that offer refuge for solitary bees. Hexagonal, wooden urban furniture has been installed to symbolize beehives, including a pavilion and benches, along with wooden loungers for a relaxing break. Walkers will discover plenty of interesting information on bees, such as facts about apitherapy and the way in which bees communicate with flowers, and can enjoy some time out at the different points to breathe in the fresh mountain air whilst listening to the gentle melodies of nature.
Vavatsinia is one of the nine Rural Larnaka Honey Villages that share a rich history of beekeeping and honey production. This particular nature trail is an adaptation of an existing path to give it a defined bee themed identity and was created with the contribution of Larnaka Tourism Board and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism (DMT) in cooperation with the Troodos Network and Vavatsinia Community Council.
With a difficulty rating of 2, the path is suitable for all and will delight you with its insights and natural beauty. And whilst you are there, don’t forget to visit Vavatsinia village and the rest of its attractions!