There are a lot of beekeepers in Yucatán, Mexico.
I have come to Valladolid, Mexico for work for a week (I am an archaeologist and there is really cool archaeology here). There is such an interesting beekeeping culture here. The little town that we are working in north of here called Tahcabo has probably at least 25 beekeepers out of about 500 people in the town. The place I’m staying in Valladolid has two beekeeping supply stores within a 30 second walk. There is a beekeeping themed resort called “Xkopek Parque Apicola” Xkopek is a maya word pronounced “Shko-peck” and parque apicola is Spanish for “beekeeping park.” its literally just a beekeeping themed camping resort.
This is such an unexpected surprise and is so cool. This town is about an hour from Chichen Itza, one of the most fabulous archaeological sites in the world. Valladolid is full of awesome colonial Spanish architecture, and now I learn it is a beekeeping Mecca of sorts. I am just beside myself. I had to share.