"Bee inspired" by our new environmental initiative!
Many diverse species of wildlife inhabit our lush 2,300 acres, but did you know that thousands of busy European honeybees also call Mirasol their place in the sun?
In an ongoing effort to advance our sustainable resource management practices as a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Golf Course Maintenance Director Michael Thomas engaged beekeeper Sierra Malnove of Sierra's Bees to install 20 beehives in remote parts of our community in February 2019. Over 430 pounds of honey have been harvested to date for use in our extensive
culinary operations, from marinades to appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Members and their guests will see a special “Bee Inspired” logo on upcoming menus, which will indicate the Mirasol recipes that include our very own honey.
With our beeswax, we are also producing an exclusive “Yes! Honey” branded lip balm which is available in our Golf Pro Shop, Tennis Center, and The Spa and Salon. “Yes! Honey” branded spa and salon products are next on the production
line, and additional uses for future harvests are being discussed.
Did you know that the flavor profile of honey can vary depending on what is in bloom at the time the honey is created? With bees getting most of their nectar from trees, we will have no shortage of plants for these purposeful pollinators! Our first harvest yielded more than 320 pounds of Palm honey. Packed with enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, acids, and phytonutrients, this variety is good for our digestive and immune systems.
Watch our Facebook
, and Twitter
accounts for posts tagged with #beeinspiredmirasol to learn more about the process our honey goes through from the hives to our members' homes!
See below for media coverage of our exciting initiative!