Apiland Ecomuseum


Openning time

  • All year round, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm.
    Closed exceptionally on December 25th.


Discover the fascinating world of bees in a magnificent setting at the foot of the Serre-Ponçon dam! From the beehive to the anatomy of the bee, Apiland offers you a complete and fun animation around the beekeeping world
Prix d'excellence Paris 2018.

- The museum area:
In 2018, Apiland Nature was the only beekeeping operation in France to win the Excellence prize at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris.

This is an invitation to a total change of scenery, a stroll in the kingdom of the little beasts. Bees, wasps and hornets will no longer hold any secrets for you. You will learn all about our profession of beekeeper during the guided tour and much more.
All visits to the museum are guided, no unguided visits are possible
Sandrine and Lionel will welcome you. They will also accompany you for a visit of about one hour and fifteen minutes. Over the years they have perfected a generous animated visit around subjects they master to perfection: Agriculture, Biodiversity & Bees.
Giant sculptures of bee-predator insects await you in the large exhibition hall. One hundred times larger than the real thing and true to their models in every detail, you will find a wealth of information about their lives, habits and habitats. Thanks to our giant insect sculptures, bees, hornets and wasps will no longer hold any secrets for you.

At the heart of the museum, also visit "Célestin's mill", a moving animation of an old walnut oil mill, a cocktail of sensations thanks to a surprising audiovisual animation in surround 5.1.

- The farm:
Apiland is above all 3 generations of beekeepers
With a stock of 250 hives, the Apiland honey factory produces a wide variety of honeys every year. From the seaside to the mountains of the Ubaye valley via the Valensole plateaux, our hives transhume in order to bring a beautiful diversity of honey to our customers. The honey and flower pollen are collected with great respect for the well-being of our bee colonies. All of our production is sold directly in our shop, via online sales or is used to make our home-made pastries.

- The shop area:
Between noble materials and the subtle smells of honey and gingerbread, the 260 m2 shop area will arouse your taste buds and your olfactory sense. More than ten different honeys, more than 200 references in products of the hives, cosmetics, confectionery, pastries, French Royal Jelly, jams and bookshop...

- The restaurant area:
In July and August, enjoy our restaurant area (out of season: on reservation for groups). In addition to a very large outdoor terrace, we have two rooms of 60 m2 and 200 m2.

We offer services and equipments made for your individual needs

  • Shop
  • Play area
  • Exhibition space
  • Restaurant

Clientele and groups

Minimum number of people : 20

Further informations

As an option, we also offer:
- Candle making workshop 6€
- Snack at the farm 8€

Shop open on site!


  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


  • Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Apiland Museum (including the Célestin Mill)
    Adult: €11.90 (from 16 years of age)
    Child: €8.90 (from 4 years of age)
    Groups: groups are welcome all year round by reservation, from 20 paying persons.

Way of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Credit transfer


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