Yes, we are talking about bees and how Fairmont Mayakoba is committed to doing its part to support bee health globally.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to protecting the environment for over 25 years and until today, Fairmont hotels have more than 40 honeybee apiaries and wild bee hotels on property around the world. Many hotels are also famous for nurturing on-property herb and vegetable gardens, which contribute to pollinator health.
Fairmont Mayakoba cultivates rare “Melipona” bees which produce the rarest and most exclusive type of honey that is known for its medicinal purposes. Also known as “Mayan sacred bee”, the ancient Mayan communities cultivated them as a way of improving their health and curing several diseases. The bees are native to the Yucatan and are stingless so no need to worry about being stung! Their hives are “jobones” (hollowed trunks of different trees), they choose theirs and at the entrance of it, one of these is in charge of taking care of the rest of the hive.
- Relieves disorders in the digestive system
- Problems in the circulatory system
- Ideal for the respiratory system (cough or sore throat)
- Strengthens the immune system
- Calm the fever
- Insect bites
- Eye conditions
- For wound healing
- Blemishes on the skin
In addition to incorporating the honey in their recipes, Fairmont Mayakoba also provides this rich honey in treatments at Willow Stream Spa, like the Honey in the Heart treatment. In the traditional Mayan Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony, honey is used to remind us of the sweetness of life. The name of this treatment is derived from the traditional Mayan blessing, “All good things. No evil.” This pampering experience begins with a honey body mask, which nourishes and hydrates the skin. Then is removed with a “rainforest rinse” under a Vichy shower, followed by a relaxing massage to finalize your experience.
Behind Fairmont Mayakoba’s Willow Stream Spa, you will find a garden that serves as a home for 3 Melipona beehives and approximately 9,000 small native bees that produce around 6 pounds of Melipona honey per year. Make sure to visit them after finishing your soothing treatment and ask for a sip of honey!