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“Excellent activity on a Sunday afternoon”
Review of Intermiel

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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the wonderful world of bees! The Macle family has over 7500 beehives, 15 000 maple tree taps and 600 apples trees. A guided tour of the facilities includes the opening of a beehive with a beekeeper, a demonstration on the marvelous properties associated with the products of the hive as well as tastings of various honey products. As you visit the meadery and distillery, you will also have the opportunity to try the different types of meads ans other artisan-made beverages. Enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings, have a picnic under the trees ans visit the mini-farm. Schedule: boutique, open year-round, daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours: - Weekends and holidays from May 15 to October 15 : 11am - 1pm - 3pm - On weekdays from May 15 to June 23 : 3pm - From June 24 to October 15 - 7 days/week : 11am - 1pm - 3pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a bee/honey producer. They give a guided tour and show you the bee hives and explain how the honey is made...pretty cool. They also have a nice boutique/gift shop where you can buy their products all made of honey. I recommend this activity...it is original.

Thank Nadine B
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My boyfriend heard about this place and we had nothing to do on a nice day yesterday so we decided to head over and attend their tour. It sounded rather long to me at 1.5 hours, but if you have any interest at all in bees, or in learning more about why they are in danger, I don't think you could find a better tour. Our guide was super knowledgeable and clearly passionate about bees. He gave us a lot of information without being boring and we were able to see beehives in operation up close and learn about all the different products produced from bees and their hives. We also got to try a couple of their types of honey and do a wine/cider/liqueur tasting of their products. Some folks who missed the whole tour paid the $8 just to do the tasting, which I don't think was an outrageous price.

One caution about the tour, though, is that it was conducted entirely in French, but I don't know if this was just because everyone understood it. The guide seemed bilingual and mentioned they do get English speakers. Also, people brought their kids, but it's so much information; I don't think the tour is great for really young kids, although the site overall has plenty of fun stuff for kids to do including a mini-zoo, with bunnies they can hold and ponies they can pet, and a big swing set, all open to the public.

The little shop also seemed reasonably priced with opportunities to taste all their different types of honeys and alcohols. It was neat to see one of the owners working in the shop, too. It seems like a pretty big business, but you get the sense that it's really family-owned.

I'd definitely recommend the tour to my foodie or nerdy friends. The surrounding area is also beautiful with plenty of opportunities to visit other farms and vineyards.

Thank madly99
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is an unsual and very interesting attraction for both adults and children. Learn about the life of a bee and how honey is made, from the experts. There is a huge shop to buy anything and everything made from honey, with a big selection of honey types.

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I was impressed by the sheer volume of products! They lost power so it was dark and operations mostly stopped, but not the tastings or sales (done hand).

Honey, of course, honey +
shampoo, facial products, mead, vinagrettes, soaps, mustards, relishes,

You could even buy a bucket of honey!

Now that I am home and have tasted the goods, I wish I would've bought more.

The whole chemin de terroir route that begins in St. Eustache was so much fun, and I have lots of Christmas gifts - unique ones!

1  Thank francophileinny
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Intermiel is well known in the region.
Very interesting visit about bees and bee products, in a nice location. The variety of products they sell is excellent as the quality of their products (all kind of honey, honey products, wine, etc...). If in the area, it is worth a stop, even if you don't have time for the visit.

Thank Ben0844
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