n. Tourism that is centered around bees and bee-related activities.
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With the rise of all things eco, the idea of "apitourism" may seem too niche in its focus. Look deeper though and it’s all-encompassing in what it offers the discerning traveller.
—Helen Truszkowski, “'Apitourism' is a growing worldwide culture for bee-seeking travellers,” The Globe and Mail, July 25, 2016
Honeybee tourism, or Apitourism as it’s officially known, is unique to Slovenia. As a country that’s home to 9,600 beekeepers, 12,500 apiaries and nearly 170,000 hive colonies, it’s no wonder they’re the first — and only — country to certify Apitourism providers.
—Lucy McGuire, “Apitourism: Slovenia's niche tourism trend,” Virgin, October 23, 2015
These safaris have proven to be a unique offering. They are the only known exclusive beekeepers' tour to the Caribbean and have added a new dimension to the regional tourism product, and possibly a new word to the tourism lexicon: 'api-tourism'.
—“Keeping future sunny for honey,” Daily Express, March 30, 2011
2004 (earliest)
Apitourism is by far most interesting, since the visitor will have the opportunity to enter in an apiary and personally experiencing the buzzing noise of bees, watching the beekeeper opening a beehive in front of him and pointing out interesting things to see.
—“Apitourism,” GEOCITIES.ws, April 13, 2004