In this council, which occupies a large part of the protected area of the Redes Natural Park, the traditional ways of life, representative of the Asturian rural world, are still very much alive.
That is why its museums are dedicated to two activities that are deeply rooted in this territory: beekeeping and woodworking.
Honey and wax were two basic products in the life of rural communities. Honey has long been the natural sweetener and wax the raw material with innumerable applications, the main one being the production of candles and candlesticks.
In the Caso Beekeeping Museum we will learn about the life cycle of bees and their importance for the natural balance of the planet, we will understand the basics of the beekeeper's work and the applications of the products obtained.
Through his exhibition we will observe the evolution of the beehives, the work involved in their preparation, the care they required and the extraction of honey. There is also an interesting collection of tools, utensils and clothing necessary for beekeepers to carry out their work.
A visit to the Museum of Beekeeping is a great visit for children, a good plan for the whole family. From a documentary specially designed for them to a friendly bee, our mascot, everything is ready to welcome our little visitors.
The setting of the Beekeeping Museum is undoubtedly spectacular.
The building that houses it, a former rural school, is located next to Santa María de Tanes, a beautiful example of an Asturian rural church that began to be built in the 16th century on the site of a medieval church and retains additions from later centuries. Its portico with windows overlooking the current Tanes reservoir, from where we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of this corner of the council of Caso, stands out.
School visits will be arranged on opening days.