The hotel's beehives not only provide La Comarca honey and products for the culinary enjoyment of visitors, but also function as a training classroom where the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), together with engineers and human resource professionals from the company's Management Department, implement the project developed by students from the National University (UNA).
This project goes beyond protecting natural resources towards regeneration of the local ecosystem by educating and providing neighboring families with the means to improve their quality of life and that of their communities. At the same time, we support the protection and regeneration of ecosystems by promoting the introduction of pollinators, as well as education and income generation for the neighboring populations, some of whom live in poverty.
What do we do?
We teach the families, provide them with beehives, and give them the appropriate follow-up to generate beekeeping products that can be marketed and sold. The families have been chosen by the government institutions involved, within the geographic areas of impact, to the local towns of Cañas Dulces, Buena Vista and Las Lilas.
The success of the project is subject to 4 key factors:
- Regeneration of the environment and the communities immediately adjacent to the company
- Raising awareness among employees, customers, nearby schools, universities, and neighbors of the hotel
- Education on the fundamental role of bees in local ecosystems
- Protection of the flora and fauna, as well as the well-being of the surrounding communities
In this model there is a special interest in the value created and how to return it to society with actions that preserve the environmental balance. Like a colony of bees, we are working as a community.