Re-discovering life with my camera.
Beekeepers are always searching for good locations for new bee hives. Most of the times they choose countryside areas down Farm Roads where bees can find a wide variety of flowers. It was pretty unusual to find Mark Gretchen www.gretchenbeeranch.com visiting new bee hives inside the JW Marriott Hotel’s property. Bethany, JW Marriott’s Culinary Gardener and Mark have been working on the new project. Today they have 5 beehives and they all are doing pretty great. In just a couple of weeks the Queen had already filled the first box with eggs!
It was cool to see the enthusiasm Mark received from the hotel’s staff. A group of chefs got dressed in the proper gear to join Mark and Bethany. They helped spot the Queen and held frames (filled with busy bees) while Mark made sure everything looked OK. Later I learned some of the staff even bought their own gear to visit the bees while Mark was visiting other locations.
At the end of the day even culinary experts are looking outside the kitchen to better understand where food comes from. I am happy to know honey is not the exception. Woohoo!