Healthy bees are vital to the well-being of Borgo Pignano and, as bee colonies around the world collapse, we have taken pains to do everything possible to sustain ours.
The busiest workers in Borgo Pignano, paying no heed to public holidays, religious events or Ferragosto (the traditional two-week Italian holiday prior to August 15), are our bees.
They buzz between flowers, plants, trees and vegetables and are all card-carrying pollinators.
Hives are scattered around the estate, and each produces its own flavor of Millefiori honey.
Guests are often intrigued by the intricacies of beekeeping, the traditional methods for extracting honey and beeswax and the social hierarchy between Queen bee, drones and everyday worker bees.