As part of our mission to bring local foods to Canthooks Restaurant, we have a new addition to the resort: bees! Thanks to Valley Beekeeping Supplies, we now have a thriving hard at work making honey for use in our scrumptious menu items.
On a foggy misty morning, the queens and their workers have arrived at Calabogie Peaks Resort to make a new home. The hives will be placed across the pond from the restaurant where they can be viewed from the windows.
The arrival of the bees will be a welcomed addition to this fine resort providing pollination for the many native and planted plants around the resort. And in return the plants provide the bees with pollen and nectar. Soon when there has been enough honey collected by the bees in the hives, the resort intends to use the freshly harvested honey as an added addition to their restaurant kitchen in all their cooking, baking, beverages, and anywhere else they can sweeten things up. The honey will also be available to the patrons of the restaurant for an added mix to your meals. You will also be able to find the honey available at the front desk for customers wishing to take some of the peaks sweetness home with you. All the honey collected for bottling is pure raw unpasteurized goodness to keep all the great benefits honey has to offer. The honey may contain fine particles of wax and pollen to add to the benefits of healthy eating.
For those of you who haven’t seen the inside of a working bee hive, we have added several pictures to show you a little of what’s happening inside where you can’t see the mysteries of the bee hive.