May 2, 2017 – There’s a new buzz at Bernardus Lodge and it has nothing to do with happy hour or their latest 5-star review on Trip Advisor. Hundreds of thousands of honey bees have been moved into the on-site garden of chef Cal Stamenov, where they are happily collecting nectar and making honey that will go into new menu items, spa treatments and, yes, even cocktails—one of them hilariously named the EpiPen!
The new apiary program called “Buzzed at Bernardus” is a longtime dream come true for the lodge and for its star chef, who has kept bee hives at his own home for the past ten years.
“Right now is perfect timing, during the drought the bees were having a hard time,” says chef Cal. “We have more than one … Read More