New Things Abuzz at Fairmont Washington DC

June 9, 2009 By:Alison Victor

Fairmont Washington DC In direct response to the nation's honey bee shortage, and as part of an ongoing environmental program, The

Fairmont Washington DC is now home to 105,000 Italian honeybees. Located on the rooftop of this luxury city hotel now sits three honey beehives, each with one queen bee and 33,000 worker bees. The bees will enhance the Fairmont Washington DC's culinary program, helmed by executive sous chef Ian Bens and executive pastry chef Aron Weber, who will also share responsibility of chief bee keeper. Three hundred pounds of honey is projected to be harvested during the first year of this program, going to use in soups, pastries, and other culinary treats offered at the hotel's renowned Juniper restaurant. The bees came from local beekeepers Larry and David Reece in Germantown, Maryland. The Reeces have been in the "bee business" for over 150 years, and are well respected in the community.


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