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. Amazing bees inspired Canthooks Restaurant Menu. For your convenience, here is a copy of the post from Valley Beekeeping’s blog.
On a foggy misty morning of Friday May 26/17, 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. In the near future 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 unpastuerized 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. In the picture to the right, you will find 2 boxes which currently are being used by the colony to raise new bees. At a later time when the colony has grown, we will be adding honey supers on top with a queen excluder in between the 2nd and 3rd box to keep the queen in the lower 2 boxes to lay eggs, and to collect clean nectar which the bees convert to honey over time in the upper boxes. The lighter boxes in the center of the 2 beehives are the honey boxes to be added in a couple weeks.
You can read the full post on the Valley Beekeeping Supplies website.