With bee populations crucial for plant pollination and crop production in steady decline across the world, Sandy Lane decided to play its part...
They enlisted the help of its Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Colin Holligan – who just happens to be a trained, certified bee-keeper, too. Using locally sourced materials, Colin has constructed four bee boxes to date, all of which are actively housing bees from around the Sandy Lane property.
The bees also need plenty of food sources and the team has taken great care to incorporate many bee-friendly plants, including native vines, shrubs, hedges and trees, into the landscaping around the golf courses.
So the next time you’re tucking into a delicious Sandy Lane breakfast, remember – that organic honey on the table could well be Sandy Lane’s own!