Honeybees are considered to be the world’s most important group of pollinators, playing a significant role in nature’s ecosystem and agricultural production. With this in mind as well as recognizing the ideal supportive ecosystem for honeybees in Boracay, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines built an apiary on the resort grounds.
In line with Rooted in Nature, the Group-wide sustainable food and beverage initiative, and spearheaded by Dave Junker, general manager, Gilles Galli, executive chef, and the resort’s beekeeper, the apiary is a safe distance from guests and is tended to by trained staff.
Recently, the team performed its first harvest, collecting over 50 kilograms of natural honey. The hotel filled over 50 small jars that will be served to guests as amenities. The harvested honey will also be used for pastry production and in the resort’s decadent desserts.