Le Montreux Palace
In Switzerland, besides the honey bee, there are more than 600 species of wild bees that do not produce honey but are responsible for the pollination of the majority of our cultivated and wild plants. A single female visits and pollinates about 40,000 flowers during the foraging season that follows. Fairmont le Montreux Palace has welcomed two Bee Homes that have been installed in the gardens to help bio diversity and support the pollination process locally as a first step before installing Bee Hives in a near future. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace also purchases honey locally from an orchard producing honey for the hotel guest consumption in our restaurants.
Two Bee Homes with two mason bee colonies supporting pollination process and increasing the number of healthy bees. One bee pollinates about 40,000 flowers during its life.