300.000 bees for Club de Golf Alcanada
Bee colonies, now almost standard on many German golf courses, are now becoming more and more common on international courses as part of environmental protection. The Club de Golf Alcanada, one of the most prestigious resorts on the Balearic island of Mallorca , has now entered into a partnership with the beekeeping company Mel es Begot and has installed six beehives 50 meters from the sea. A total of around 300.000 bees of the species Apis mellifera live there. Club greenkeeper Agustin Gámez will take care of the bees.
“Bees play a vital role in protecting the environment and we are quite pleased with this initiative,” said Kristoff Both, Director of Golf, upon the arrival of the bees, whose honey will also be sold to guests and members of the club in the future.
In terms of sustainable management of the golf course, the Club de Golf Alcanada has already taken a number of other steps in recent years: the buggies on the course are solar-powered , charging stations for electric cars have been installed and only water that is in reused Tetra Brik is sold . In addition, two donkeys on the site are used to remove unwanted plants.