IT is one of the sweetest investments to be made in the Axarquia for years.
The Junta has agreed to cough up 355,000 to help turn the Colmenar honey museum into one of Europe’s best.
As well as investing in new honeymaking equipment, the money will be spent on upgrading the museum, marketing and promotion.
Colmenar – which actually means beehive – will get a huge kick from the money with an expected new influx of tourists.
It is part of a local scheme to preserve the traditional industry of honeymaking, particularly after production has fallen this year in Malaga to less than half of an average year.
In total, the Junta is spending three million on over 50 projects in the Axarquia.
Some 500,000 euros is to be spent on a proposed visitor centre at the lake at La Viñuela.
Other initiatives include further restoration of the 19th century thermal baths of Periana, and virtual tours for the castles of Alcaucin and Comares.
Money is also to be spent on the publication of a book of local recipes.