Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (September 2, 2021) - The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has launched a new program to protect the very important bees found on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
In addition to newly built suites for passing bees, the Guardians of Wildlife program features workshops for families to learn about bees, their importance, and tips to help conservation.
Named "The World's Most Important Animals" by the Royal Geographical Society and Earthwatch Institute, bees play a vital role in the pollination cycle involved in the production of over 75% of the food we consume globally. Pollination supports crop production, wild plant diversity, ecosystem balance, healthy soils, and clean air. On top of that, in Mexico alone, beekeeping generates around 100,000 direct jobs.
At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, besides being chosen by valuable guests every year, it is the place selected by bees to rest and feed during their pollination journey. New wooden structures act as temporary suites providing a comfortable space for them to find a respite and build their hives. In partnership with AZPER Guardián de la Vida (AZPER Guardian of life), the apiaries are conditioned with honey and pheromones to attract these insects. The artificial hives can be easily moved and relocated if needed.
Flowers on the property offer ample food for the bees. And their honey is used throughout the resort's restaurants as well the renowned SE Spa while supporting sustainable commerce locally.
Offered on request, onsite workshops for families teach the importance of bees and how to personally contribute to their conservation. Here are a few tips to continue conservation at home:
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About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The resort features 267 ocean-view suites, inclusive of 12 Wellness Suites, some with private plunge pools. Of the resort's six restaurants, four, serving French, Italian, Asian, and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. With treatments inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature Water Journey, SE Spa has been included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas. Other features include an oversized pool, fitness center, 24/7 in-suite service, water sports, tennis, Baby Concierge, Kids' Club, and state-of-the-art Teens' Club. The All-Inclusive resort in the Riviera Nayarit features more than 15,064 square feet of indoor meeting facilities. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder, and president of Velas Resorts operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.