FAIRMONT'S BUZZWORTHY HISTORY
For the past 25 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to protecting its local environments through its award-winning Fairmont Sustainability Partnership. This includes the Bee Sustainable program that features over 20 honeybee apiaries and 18 wild bee hotels at Fairmont locations around the world. Fairmont was the first luxury hotel brand to develop onsite bee programming and is now considered the leading hotel company in the space.
Fairmont’s first beehives (apiaries) were built in 2008 at Fairmont Royal York in Toronto and at Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver in an effort to help combat Colony Collapse Disorder. Since then dozens have been installed at hotels around the world from Fairmont Olympic in Seattle to Fairmont Yangcheng Lake in China and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Africa.
FAIRMONT WATERFRONT'S 'BEE & BEE' POLLINATOR HOTEL
June 2015 - Bee Butler Michael King helped Sarah Common of Hives for Humanity fill the new pollinator hotel - the ‘Bee and Bee’ located in the hotel’s 2,100 sq ft rooftop garden. Each component tells a local story - the wood for the structure was generously donated by the Haida nation, fire bricks were collected from the Downtown Eastside, the logs were gifted from the city from fallen trees in Stanley Park; burlap was from East Van Roasters; the branches, bamboo and plants were all collected by Sarah from urban gardens across the city and the bumblebee nests were woven by volunteers using scavenged ivy, wool and leaves.
This habitat is part of Burt’s Bees Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts WILD FOR BEES national program - installing 21 uniquely built bee hotels across Canada, seven of which are located at Fairmont Hotels.
This package is available for stays from Thursday, June 01, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
Package rates are subject to availability, based on double occupancy and subject to applicable taxes. Additional charges apply for triple/quad occupancy.
Minimum two day advance purchase required.