Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa employs colony of busy bees; produces its own honey
Honey produced for the very first time at the grand hotel on the Lichtentaler Allee
Baden-Baden, June 28, 2012: The moment has finally arrived: Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is about to begin production of its very own honey which will be marketed under the name of ‘Brenners Park Honey’.
On the initiative of the F&B team, the hives of five young bee colonies were brought to the hotel at the beginning of April and set up at an ideal site in the private park. The little workers have every reason to be pleased as their new foraging ground located directly on the doorstep of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is the resplendent Lichtentaler Allee with its world-renowned parks and gardens.
The young bees come from the stock of the Kolb apiary in nearby Kuppenheim, a family-run business now in its third generation. Worldwide, bees are considered to be the third most important ‘farm animal’ and are not only producers of honey. They are humble, tireless workers that pollinate approximately 90 per cent of all cultivated plants. Today, it is common knowledge that without bees the world’s food production would be in jeopardy.
A secure location in an urban environment along with a diverse array of plants and the non-use of pesticides are considered to be the perfect conditions for bees to gather pollen from a variety of plant species. According to our beekeeper, the young Brenners bees have been bred for their placid nature and harvesting qualities.
Honey is an integral part of the region’s dining culture and is therefore a perfect match for the regionally-oriented cuisine offered at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa. Unlike almost any other product, beekeeper’s honey is characterized by the area from which it originates. It receives its own individual note depending upon the time of year and the region. In June, the first crop of Brenners-own honey will be harvested with an estimated yield of 20kg per hive.
Guests of Brenners should be especially pleased as the choice between lime tree blossom, rapeseed blossom, cherry blossom and fir tree honey will continually be extended and grand hotel guests will have the opportunity to purchase the assortment.
About The Oetker Collection
In 1891 Dr. August Oetker, a pharmacist from Bielefeld in Germany, invented baking powder in a room at the back of his shop, an invention that led to the creation of the ‘Dr. Oetker’ brand. It was the beginning of this empire that led to the ‘Oetker signature’, a mark of guaranteed success and quality. During the course of the company’s successes and financial opportunities, the ever-expanding Oetker Group diversified into food products, beverages, sea transport and grand hotels.
The Oetker Collection is one of the most inspiring selection of hotels in the world. The name “Masterpiece Hotels” includes a pledge; a commitment to provide service of the highest quality, every hour of every day. The pearl as a symbol combines singularity, beauty and quality. The individual pearls bind together to form a unique pearl necklace, consolidate the establishments by making a statement in harmony with nature.
Each property is one-of-a-kind, reflecting the unique European heritage, sharing the highest level of service, exceptional and historic architecture and interiors as well as a great attention to details.
The Collection embraces:
· Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa - in Baden-Baden, a unique urban oasis, set in a sprawling park
· Le Bristol Paris - ideally located on the prestigious Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at the heart of the city's arts and fashion district, close to the Champs-Elysées and Place de la Concorde
· Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc – located on the Mediterranean at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes
· Château Saint-Martin & Spa – located in Vence, the romantic part of the French Riviera
· Palais Namaskar – in Marrakech, Morocco, an iconic, modern-day Palace, opened April 6th, 2012
· Le Bristol Abu Dhabi - - superbly located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013