Indonesia’s First Bee Conservation Program

July 03, 2017

Led by beekeeper-chef Liam Nealon, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has teamed up with local farmers to save Bali’s bees and produce its own honey for use in the resort’s restaurants, cocktails, cooking classes and spa treatments. In addition to fresh produce sourced from on-site vegetable and herb gardens, there are now two new bee hives each with a queen and some 10,000 busy bees making sustainable ‘Four Seasons Wild Sayan Honey’. Of the species apis cerana indigenous to Indonesia, the bees live in a secluded location only accessible by staff, surrounded by virgin jungle on a bank of the Ayung River amidst coconut palms and wild flowers. The hives are part of Indonesia’s first bee conservation and community enterprise program, Plan Bee Indonesia, a grassroots initiative launched in Bali to combat colony collapse disorder, the well-documented global threat to bees. Jl. Raya Sayan Ubud Bali |Ph: +62 361 977 577| www.fourseasons.com/sayan

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