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Friday, 30 March 2018

Honey Bee Center & Cashew Nut Factory, Phuket - 4th Day Cruise Holiday

From Promthep Cape, our next destination was the Big Bee or Thep Prasit Honey Bee shop, Phuket. It is the biggest tourist bee farm of Thailand. They produce and sell bee product such as raw honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and etc.
The Big Bee Farm - 12.15 pm
Sculpture of a giant bee.
Watch out! Don't get sting by the pretty bee!
Entering the bee products shop.
We were all ushered into a room to listen to a short briefing of their products. After the briefing, we were free to taste samples of their products.
A giant bee hive enclosed in a glass container.
Ceiling decoration. These are not real bees.
Giant bees on the tree trunk.
Our next destination is the Cashew Nut Factory & Shop.
The Sri Bhurapa Orchid Cashew Nut Factory & Shop.
We were fortunate to see some real cashew fruits with nuts hanging on the tree.
Unripe cashew fruits & nuts on the tree.

A ripe cashew fruit with the nut.
Raw cashew nuts ready to be processed.
Workers extracting the cashew nuts from the shells.
One of the workers extracting the nuts from the shells.
Two cashew fruits with the nut attached to the fruit.
A short video showing how the worker extracts the nuts with such speed.
Another worker removing the skin from the extracted nuts.
Visitors getting free tasting of the nuts in many different flavours e.g. tom yam, butter, sesame, wasabi, garlic, and bbq, etc.
Besides the cashew nuts, there are other products on sale as well.
This factory provide free tasting of their cashew nuts and even provides free water and Chinese tea for visitor.
1.40 pm - one more place to go before our shore excursion ended

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

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38 comments:

  1. processing the cashew nuts are such a manual process especially removing their skins.

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    1. No we know the tedious process, we appreciate the nuts more.

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  2. That was a big bee hive. The cashew fruit, I never seen a real cashew tree.

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    1. It is my first time seeing a real cashew tree!

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  3. Have never seen the freshly harvested cashews...cool! And I love bee pollen, royal jelly...take them daily :-))

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    1. It is interesting to see how the cashew nuts were processed!

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  4. ...I love cashews, but never knew what the fruit looked like, thanks.

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  5. Yes please to a big bag of cashews!

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  6. I'm amazed with how cashews are done. I was afraid that worker would have their fingers smashed. Wow! I love cashews, salted ones. I'm really enjoying your cruise Nancy. Go on, go on my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  7. Los anacardos me encantan. Besos.

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  8. I would have loved to visit here. How fun.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Nancy. Happy Easter. ♥

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  9. Cashew nuts are not easy to extract, they and the honey products look very good!

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    1. We enjoyed the free tasting of the products!

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  10. Beautiful pictures of Cashew !

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  11. Wowww!!! amazing pictures. lovely place.

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  12. How interesting to visit a honey bee center! I am terrified of bees LOL! And wow, I love cashew nuts and I would have bought lots to take home.

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    1. We didn't get to see any bee at the centre. I bought a few packets of cashews in different flavours to try.

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  13. What an eye opener, so this is how a cashew tree with its nuts and fruits looks like

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    1. Yes, Libby! This is my first time seeing the actual tree, fruit and the raw nuts.

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  14. It's been awhile since I've had cashews, but I like them.

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  15. I never seen cashew nut tree before...

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  16. Even though the workers are fast, still a lot of work to extract each nut like that.

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    1. Now I have seen and appreciate all the hard work involved.

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