Did you know?

  • The queen bee is the largest in a bee hive and her sole purpose is to reproduce.
  • The queen bee is the only one who can lay eggs. She’s also able to lay between 1,500-2,000 eggs a day.
  • The queen bee also controls the aggression of the hive.
  • For a lavare to become a queen bee she is fed royalty jelly and has a special built for her.
  • All worker bees are female.
  • Worker bees maintain the hive and have various jobs throughout their life span.
  • Some of the working bees jobs include:
    • Nursing young worker bees
    • Attending to the queen bee
    • Guarding the hive
    • Collecting Nectar
  • Drones are male bees and their sole purpose is to mate with the queen. However, the queen will only mate with 6-8 drones.
  • Shortly after a drone mates with a queen bee they die.
  • The rejected drones will be kicked out of the hive by the working bees.

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What’s the buzz on Sanderling bees? 

  • In April 2017 we started a hive of Italian Honey Bees. Our Chef selected these specific bees because of their good work ethic and they are known to be less aggressive.
  • We currently have about 45,000 bees in one hive!
  • The average amount of honey per hive per year is 80-100 pounds of honey. In six months, we have produced 45 pounds of honey!

What is special about our Sanderling honey? 

  • Here at  Sanderling we pride ourselves in our honey because of the unique and original taste. Our bees feed from a Russian olive tree, which gives the honey a vanilla taste and clear amber appearance!

How are they used here at Sanderling? 

  • Our Chef uses the honey for smoking winter dishes and cheese platters.
  • The spa is working with a local company to create a facial balm made of wax.

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What to do when you see a swarm of bees? 

If you see a swarm of bees it’s best to contact a bee keeper. Throwing objects or pesticides can often provoke bees. There are a huge decline in honey bees so we should try our best to preserve the little creatures who help with our flowers and crops.

If you’re unable to find a local bee keeper check out this link or contact a local farmer to seek additional information.

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Oceanfront Luxury. Toes in the Sand. Romance. Natural Beauty. Casual Elegance.

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