Fairmont Southampton have partnered with Wild Island Farms to host 8 hives up on Turtle hill and with plans to expand to more. As Bermuda’s bee population has dwindled in previous years, this project will aid efforts to increase the number of healthy bees on the island. Wild Island Farms practice all natural beekeeping in Bermuda, which means they don’t use chemical treatments, miticides or antibiotics. Being chemical and antibiotic free means that our hives and subsequently the honey has fewer toxins and chemicals, allowing for a much healthier environment for our bees and an all-natural product for our guests.
European Honey Bees were introduced to Bermuda in 1616, and local folklore says a teaspoon of Bermuda honey taken with tea is a powerful aphrodisiac.