The prestigious Saint James hotel in Paris wanted to produce its own honey, which is partly used by pastry chef, Mathias, to customise his work.
Guests have the privilege to taste his unique creations. Saint James Paris chose ekodev to set up two hives and raise awareness among its guests.
The hives are located in the garden, next to the restaurant’s terrace. Each year, guests can experience the honey harvest. They learn how important it is to protect bees and how essential they are to biodiversity conservation.
In 2013, the first harvest was rich. Guests were happy to buy honey pots; they could share them with friends and family back home and talk about biodiversity.
In the autumn, Mathias bakes about fifteen cakes every morning with rose water, lime zest, Madagascan vanilla and Saint James honey.
While producing its own honey and protecting bees, Saint James Paris also stands out from rival hotels.