Victoria

Canada

77°F

Fairmont

Empress

The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia has European Carniolan and Italian bees residing in the hotel’s Centennial Garden. The hives are provided by apiarist, John Gibeau, of the Honeybee Centre in Surrey, BC, and are masterminded by Executive Chef, Kamal Silva.

IN NUMBERS

The resort has 10 colonies with 50,000 bees each, producing two harvests a year, each yielding close to 700 pounds of honey.

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