VANCOUVER — It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, first in China with the reopening of Fairmont Peace Hotel, and most recently at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, where a beekeeping project has been announced.
The harvest, which is expected to double next year, will be supplied by 24 colonies of honeybees situated at McDonald Beach Park, just five minutes from the hotel.
“Our hives are now installed and are a first for any airport and hotel partnership,” Kamal Silva, the property’s executive chef, who is already planning a signature line of honey offerings, said in a press release. “We’re already seeing the fruits of our bees’ hard work as they forage and produce some of Richmond’s best local honey. In just the first couple of weeks, I’ve tasted raspberry and blueberry notes in our honey that will continue to be infused with flowers and herbs throughout the season.”