Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bees: nature's messengers...

Honeycomb, straight from the hive
While grapevines and olive trees do not require pollination by bees for fruit production, our consideration of a living landscape embraces bio-diversity. 

This includes the meadow-like floral diversity between our vines and olives, as well as our farming of extensive vegetable and native plantings, orchards and pastureland. In all of these, life thrives - as do our vines and olive trees. 

Bees are considered as nature’s messengers, providing balance, order and harmony between all living things and we are therefore more than happy to encourage their presence and their prosperity. 

Our hives require some minimal maintenance, but we share the honey in such a way that we do not need to provide supplementary feeding. The by-product of the service the bees provide to our land was over 50kg of honey that we were able to harvest recently.