Where to go: Dribin district, Pokut'ye village
What to ask the locals about: "Farmstead Shapovaly"
Contacts: +375 29 2422375, Lydya Anatolyevna
The owners of the estate are hereditary fullers. Crafts and beekeeping have been practiced here for a lot of years. At the hostess's house there is the family Fuller Museum with a planking machine. And outside there is a real apiary for 70 bee colonies. To go around all the houses, you will have to sweat – they are located far from each other, so that the honey tastes differ (forest, meadow honey). To achieve the richness of the honey varieties, the owners plant special fragrant herbs for bees. And to keep the old secrets of the craft, sometimes they speak, in an old-fashioned way, "katrushnitsky lemezen", which is a special secret fullers' language.
In addition to honey, you can buy propolis here. If you are nice and feel the owners' favor, try to beg them for gelee royale. It's not for sale, but they say it's terribly useful. It tastes sour. We think that the local honey has a chance to become a real Belarusian brand!
The materials are taken from the website with the permission of the organizers of "Borjomi" gastronomic project