Proceeds from Bee’s Box Wines ® Support Adopt-a-Beehive Program with Alan Wong
KOHALA COAST (HAWAII) – Fairmont Orchid, a luxury resort located along the majestic Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island, has partnered with The Family Coppola Bee’s Box Wines to support the research and development of healthy beehive practices through the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo’s Adopt-a-Beehive Program with Alan Wong.
Ten percent of sales from Bee’s Box Wines sold at Fairmont Orchid will support a steady pipeline of educated and experienced beekeeping students at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo and foster model entrepreneurial business opportunities involving honey and its by-products. During this National Pollinator’s Month, Bee’s Box Wines sent its first quarterly donation on behalf of Fairmont Orchid to the U.H. Hilo beekeeping program to fund their efforts.
“This new partnership further solidifies our property’s continued commitment to sustainability,” shares Kelley Cosgrove, Fairmont Orchid’s general manager. “Bees play a vital role in our local ecosystem and we’ve set up four flow hives at our resort so that our guests may enjoy high-quality, local honey in our food, beverage and spa offerings. We’re thrilled to support students at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo as they develop solutions for sustaining the honey bee industry.”
Now in its ninth year, the Adopt-a-Beehive Program with Alan Wong has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to beekeeping students at University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. Chef Alan Wong is a renowned master of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine who serves on the board of the Hawai‘i Agriculture Foundation. He teamed up with University of Hawai‘i, Hilo to build awareness of the critical plight of the honey bees.
“We’re honored to partner with Fairmont Orchid in this special experiential learning opportunity for our students and community,” says Lorna Tsutsumi, professor of entomology at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Development and program lead for the Adopt-a-Beehive Program with Alan Wong. “When we protect our bee population, we protect our entire ecosystem and that’s critical to our way of life on Hawai‘i Island.”
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About Fairmont Orchid
Located on 32 oceanfront acres along the pristine Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island, Fairmont Orchid is a 540 room, AAA Four Diamond luxury beachfront resort. This distinctive resort is complete with five highly acclaimed restaurants, the full-service Spa Without Walls, a 10,000 sq. ft. pool, championship tennis courts, the 45-hole Mauna Lani Golf Course and year-round children’s program, all surrounded by ancient Hawaiian fish ponds and shelter caves, the historic Puako Petroglyph Preserve and the rich cultural heritage of aloha. Learn more at fairmont.com/orchid.
About Bee’s Box Wines
Bee’s Box Wines ® is a branch of the long-term sustainability aims of The Family Coppola wines. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of Bee’s Box Wines is to be donated to organizations whose mission is to promote pollinator health through conservation, education, and research. Bee’s Box Wines are now available at Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Virginia Dare Winery.
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