news: renovations, bees......

usually you see monitor lizards on the ground or in the water. This one was high up in the bamboo opposite the Saraswati Holiday House garden.

This is the beach east of the fishing village, only a 5 - 10 minute walk from Saraswati Holiday House. In November 2020 the government planted many coconut trees there. The left side of this section has sandy seabed, very nice for swimming.To the right side there is a coral reef, ideal for snorkeling straight from the beach.

For different sections of Lovina such domes are made, which create an artificial reef.

We wish great success!

So that the underwater world in North Bali becomes even more biodiverse, colorful and healthy.
And the workers are happy to get a job in these difficult times of the Corona.

November 2020

After a long time at the end of July 2022 we harvested honey again. The bees used all honey themselves for the months through the long rainy season and we usually do not feed. So the yield of 3 removed honeycomb was this glass full. We have hung the parts of the honeycombs with brood and pollen back into the hive.

The beehives can also be seen in the picture. Unfortunately, there is only one with a bee colony. A lot of coconut trees and other trees were felled in the area around and nectar and pollen is probably just enough for this colony.

The bee colony, part of which swarmed out with the old queen about 6 weeks ago, is now growing again. At the moment - August 2023 - we only have one colony, but it can survive without feeding.


At the beginning of October the colony was so strong and had stored a lot of honey that we dared to take some this year too. The honey from two honeycombs made one glass. Thank you very much, dear bees!

This is the beach between the fishing village Banualit and Anturan, just 5 - 10 minutes walk from Saraswati Holiday House. Sandy bottom and a little further out there is a reef. So great for swimming and snorkeling. Photos from October 2023.