By Cathy Elelman • 20 July 2020 • 10:18
GREEN INITIATIVE: “Having the hives on-site will be hugely beneficial for the ecology of our golf course”, commented director of golf Kristoff Both
THERE is an extra buzz of excitement at the Alcanada golf club in Alcudia this summer thanks to the 300,000 bees which have taken up residence on the course.
In the latest eco-friendly measure to be introduced by Alcanada, the club has teamed up with Mallorcan specialists Mel Es Begot managed by David Llompart – who has dedicated himself to the art of beekeeping over the last decade – to install six beehives on-site to start with.
The hives are situated around 50 metres from the sea, each containing between 40,000 to 60,000 Apis mellifera bees.
After training from Llompart, one of the club’s caddymasters, Agustin Gámez, will be in charge of the daily care of the bees.
The honey is set to be harvested and made available for sale to members and visitors from next spring.
“Bees play a huge part in the ecology cycle and we’re tremendously excited to be taking part in this new initiative, which will be of benefit in so many different ways”, commented Alcanada director of golf Kristoff Both.
“Having the hives on-site will be hugely beneficial for the ecology of our golf course. So many plants are entirely dependent on the bees, and their presence will help to enhance the different flora and aid the general sustainability.”
Alcanada says it has a long-term commitment to the sustainability of the golf course. In recent years it has implemented a variety of new measures, including the introduction of solar-power buggies, charge points for electric cars, recycled Tetra Brik packaging for all water, and two donkeys to help clear unwanted vegetation from the course.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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