(NATADOLA, FIJI) Saturday 19th January 2018 – Inspired with a dedication to local ingredients and sustainability, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa recently harvested honey from their first honey farming project at Natadola Bay.
The honey sustainability project was initiated in September 2017 with a colony of 60,000 worker bees and 3 queen bees. After several months of meticulous care, InterContinental Fiji is delighted to present their organic honey which has a delicate balance of fruity and flora aromas with antibacterial benefits.
“This project has been in the pipeline since early 2016 and it is a pleasure to finally see what a little time and care can do when we put our mind to it,” states Leon Hatton-Jones, the Executive Chef at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. “Being sustainable is key when you are operating in a remote location, and with Fiji’s rich natural environment, it was easy for us to go ahead once we had a plan in place.”
With plenty of flowering plants in the Natadola Bay community, the bees have an ease of access to nectar which is essential to their honey production.
“There is currently only a small supply from our first harvest, which is absolutely delicious! Currently, we are only offering this on our Navo Restaurant and Club InterContinental breakfast buffets for our valued guests to enjoy and once production increases we will also add it to our Sanasana breakfast buffet,” he adds.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) with over 5,000 and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. Overlooking the azure waters of Natadola Beach – voted by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, and Fiji’s finest beach, the resort is spread across 35 acres of tropical manicured gardens and offers all of the facilities and services expected of luxury international resort.