OJAI, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Honey Month, iconic Southern California escape Ojai Valley Inn & Spa announces the arrival of an on property apiary and launch of an immersive beekeeping experience for guests.
In partnership with Ojai Valley Bee Club, the resort's beekeeping excursion will be available daily, beginning September 1, 2017. With each excursion, guests will receive an immersive, hands-on beekeeping experience. The outings will include an educational journey, tour of the hives, and raw local honey tasting on the patio of the Inn's new apiary set amidst a stunning lavender and wildflower-studded meadow.
"We're thrilled to introduce this distinctive new program and offer an immersive beekeeping experience to our guests," said Heather Dillon, Director of Public Relations at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. "All of the Inn's menus are inspired by local growers and farmers and we take pride in offering unique guest experiences that showcase first-hand, all that goes into the making of California's outstanding cuisine."
Guests will meet the beekeeper at the Inn's new Discover Ojai Center for a brief introduction on bees, followed by a scenic ride to the Mistletoe Meadows where they will don protective suits for a guided tour of the apiary. The immersive excursion, which will include a lesson on the importance of bees on the ecosystem, will conclude with a tasting of raw honeys from local artisans, which have subtle notes of local lavender, sage, and wildflowers, among other native plants also found on Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's 220 acres. A selection of local honey infused menu items can also be enjoyed at the Oak restaurant.
The Beekeeping Experience includes:
- Use of protective beekeeping suits
- Interactive discussion on bees and their role in the ecosystem
- Guided tour of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa apiary
- Local raw honey tasting
- Local honey themed parting amenities
About Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Nestled in the idyllic enclave of Ojai is Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California's most revered destinations since opening in 1923. Located 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California's past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort continues to turn the page to a new chapter with enhancements that further elevate the guest experience and remain true to its authentic spirit and include: Indigo Pool; Olivella restaurant and Wallace Neff Heritage Bar. Set on 220 acres, guests can indulge in an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soothing therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai and creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage and Apothecary. Visit www.ojairesort.com or call 1-800-422-6524.
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