La Residence has four bee hives on the estate which produce honey for our guests, and have a remarkably beneficial impact on the surrounding ecosystem. In South Africa bees contribute to both food security and poverty alleviation.
Honey bees are regarded as the most important insect pollinator globally. They are generalist pollinators which means they visit a wide variety of flowering plants. What makes them particularly special is their ability to be managed by beekeepers. They can be kept in hives and moved to better foraging conditions.
Many crops are dependent on bee pollination. Through pollination, bees ensure a reliable and diverse seed and fruit supply. Data shows that the use of commercial honey bees for pollination improves fruit set, fruit weight and quality.
Recently, it’s become evident that pollinator-dependent crops are principal sources of many micronutrients, including vitamins A and C, calcium, fluoride and folic acid 10. Bees pollinate most of these crops.
Bees contribute, indirectly, to job creation and employment, both at beekeeping and farm level. This is a huge contribution to food security and poverty alleviation.
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Our thoughts are with those around the world battling the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Even though our hotels remain closed, The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects through this difficult time including our counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes which need our help now more than ever.
We invite you to take the first step in planning your next trip by purchasing A Royal Portfolio Bond. You will receive an additional 25% in value and we will contribute ZAR2,500 to the Foundation on your behalf.
We encourage those with existing bookings to postpone rather than cancel their trips where possible. Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).
Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.
Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.
We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and hope that you will remain inspired by the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of Africa during this difficult time.