The Apiary of Authieux has several particularities but the strongest is the breeding of bees in a natural environment with no chemical treatment on the foragers which gives it the right to have an organic certification on its production.
The farm selects a breed of local black bees. The harvest is certified organic thanks to no use of chemical treatment on the colonies.
This human-sized apiary offers visits in beekeeper attire and for children from 3 years old, in order to explain its ethics for the respect of flora and fauna.

“I started beekeeping out of passion for bees in 2015 and I fell in love with its beautiful foragers and more generally for nature and the environment. This is how the educational and participatory apiary project has begun. And then things have evolved over the years by never stopping to work and seriously produce the best on our apiary. Even today, this same passion never leaves me because frankly our beautiful black foragers from Normandy are worth it. ” Laurent

Educational and participatory apiary open to visitors from April to October (depending on bee activity), Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 19 p.m., and Sunday by appointment. Guided tours in beekeeper's attire with opening of the hives. Honey tasting at the end of the visit.
Prices: € 5 / adult and € 2 / child.

Le Rucher des Authieux also offers:
* workshops (suitable for children):
- Manufacture of candles and EMBEE fabrics with beeswax,
Reservation on:
- Cooking around the honeys to be cooked,
Reservation on:
- Introduction to beekeeping,
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- Seed bombs.
- Manufacture of birdhouses.
- Manufacture of insect hotels.
- Training around happy natural culture.
- Smoking in the old smokehouse of the farm. Culinary.
- Group workshop in your structures with the DIGIZZ digital hive.

*Brunch on the estate on Sunday 12 p.m. to 15 p.m. and by reservation.

* Shop of hive products but also of partner products (beer, cider, fruits and vegetables, natural cosmetics...).

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Français

Ranking & labels

  • Organic farming
  • Bienvenue à la Ferme
  • Welcome to Normandy

Type of products

  • Sweet groceries


  • Average duration of the individual visit: 90 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 90 min
  • Groups of 1 to 50 people welcome.



  • Free parking
  • Screening Room
  • Toilets
  • Uncovered picnic area
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Equipped meeting room
  • Children's toilet


  • Shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Playground
  • Catering with baby equipment
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Site accessible to strollers

Activities on site

  • Workshop for adults
  • Children's workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Prices & payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Payment cards
  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • Transfers


Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
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