Unique natural health treatment project with native stingless bees in Peninsula de Nicoya in Central Costa Rica.

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are small international family: Nadja (has 25 years of experience of business and realisation of social projects), Mario (has 14 years of experience of beekeeping) and Iva (our daughter is 12 months old and she is in our project from her first days :)). We created the unique social and the same time business project related with stingless bees - native bees from Costa Rica. Bees who do NOT BITE and produce most treasured natural medicine, like honey, pollen, propolis and Royal Jelly, jet we have more than 100 beehives. We provide two kinds of treatments for hotels, retreat centers, medical resorts, clinics and end clients - air inhalation from the beehives and Sleep on beehives. Our goal is also to conduct various kinds of research and works, the ultimate goal of which is to educate society and grow the population of stingless bees.
    Our project grow and develop in the Península de Nicoya, one of the fifth unique places in the world where people live much longer than average.
    We live in beautiful big house couple minutes away from the beach. We need help and are happy to invite and share our space, time and knowledge with persons who are ready to bring appropriate extra value to our project and life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn and have experience with Stingless bees beekeeping. Every day is available to use beehives air inhalations and Sleep on beehives treatment.
    Culture, food and everyday life of Costa Rica.
    Philosophy of Pura Vida, - the happy, healthy, active life without stress.
    Language practice, English or Spanish and also Russian if you need it. :)
    Night or day fishing, shrimps catching in the ocean or rivers.
    Visit with us our relatives when they do more than 100 year old ‘tripeche’ ceremony or other activities, do yoga, swim, dance, play, enjoy time with Iva 👶, listen music in the night at the beach around bonfire, go bird watching, visit Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve, or just hang out in the hammock and do nothing at all!

  • Help


    We are interested to find a long term volunteer (at least one month) and want to mention this right away in case you might be looking for a long term opportunity!
    - Work with wood,- to build the bee boxes, our Tiny House - Bee Hotel, SPA Cápsula de Vida, furniture, souvenirs etc - We are very interesting to find professional carpenter or person who know how to work with tools.
    - help to work with Stingless bees. It'll be just great if you have Meliponicultor/beekeeping with Stingless bees or traditional beekeeping experience.
    - different kinds of research. Health effects of therapy, breeding stronger bee colonies, work with bee genetics.
    - different kinds of marketing needs, - social media, YouTube channel, design. This topic also can be manage online with exchange to come visit us to vocations time, to have our Stingless bees treatment course and spend an unforgettable and wellness your holidays.
    - help with sales and after sales service for our end and business clients.
    - help in the house, cleaning, cooking, etc.
    - help with Iva - baby caring, teaching and developing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Russian

  • Accommodation


    Nice private or shared room in our big beautiful house with swimming pool and reach garden around. Please, check in photos, and also when we'll do video call before accept each other ;)

    Food free of charge.
    We like to eat mostly organic, heathy and delicious food, include meet, seafood, fish, eggs and dairy products. I like to cook and learn new skills about this topic. Also i had long vegetarian experience and we can change our every day menu for some period if it'll be delicious ;).
    We are ready to discuss each case personally.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From here is pretty comfortable to travel to the different directions of Costa Rica.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week, or depending of our agreement

Host ref number: 926557116279