Ecological diversity can be seen and felt from every corner of Puerto Rico, and the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is no exception to this diversity. The Soul of Bahia treasures the diversity of these lands, which is why it’s committed to conserving the natural resources, ecosystems, and wildlife within the resort and its surroundings. One of the most important initiatives to support these conservation efforts is beekeeping.
Beekeeping at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort started in none other than in one of the resort owner’s apartment terrace - by chance! One evening, after a round of golf, the owner noticed a buzzing sound coming from outside, and discovered a beehive had formed on his terrace. Instead of knocking it down and having the bees removed, he decided to harvest the beehive and make it an integral part of The Soul of Bahia program. The resort’s beekeeping efforts are now part of the important global initiative help keep the bee population alive!
While many might perceive bees as small insects that seemingly have no effect on their lives, the truth is, bees are a vital part of our planet’s ecosystems. In fact, bees pollinate a third of everything humans eat, and unfortunately, over recent years, the bee population has been diminishing drastically around the world. Bees are increasingly threatened by the loss of their habitats, pesticides, pests, viruses, diseases, a lack of genetic diversity, and a variety of other reasons.
What started as a beehive in an owner’s terrace, led to inspire this incredible initiative of beekeeping & harvesting. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has begun training beekeepers in efforts to save the bees. The bees are now kept on the farm where the beekeepers have 6 beehives that they manage and harvest honey from. The honey harvested from Bahia’s beehives is supplied to the resort’s restaurants.Although the bee population may be diminishing around the globe, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is proud to say it’s doing its part to keep the world’s most important pollinators alive and growing. To learn more about our Beekeeping efforts, contact us today.