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Community welcoming bees to revive landscape

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:28:24-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Country Club at Mirasol is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, meaning they conduct business with the environment in mind. Part of that initiative includes twenty bee hives on site and thousands of European Honeybees.

Director of Golf Course Maintenance at Mirasol, Michael Thomas says, “Honey bees are the best, without them, we wouldn’t have any of our food or any of our system.”

Even the honey they produce goes right into the community. It’s used at the Mirasol Spa Restaurant and Bar, and also is used to make products like lip balm.

The Beekeeper looking over the operation, Sierra Malnove explains that even though the European Honeybees aren’t native to Florida they help pollinate plants that are, preserving the natural ecology of our community.

And true to their name, they’ve been busy since they were introduced in February they have produced more than 430 pounds of honey.