Bee season has arrived in Los Cabos. This period usually represents a spectacle and a challenge for vacationers. If you plan to visit, keep reading.
IMPORTANCE OF BEES
According to experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the western bee is the most widespread pollinator worldwide, contributing directly to food security. A third of the world’s food production depends on bees, and it’s a shame this indispensable species is now in danger of extinction.
The bee population around the world has decreased due to different factors, such as climate change, and the use of agrochemicals such as insecticides. Which places them in a real risk situation.
In recent years Mexico and many other parts of the world have passed different laws to protect bees and beekeeping activity, including a penalty of up to $8,000 pesos for killing bees.
MIGRATION OF THE BEES AND WHY THEY CHOOSE WILD CANYON
Wild Canyon is located in a desert and throughout a wild area with abundant beekeeping flora. Its center contains a natural oasis that provides water and vegetation to the canyon, which makes it one of the main refuges and favorite food sources for bees in Los Cabos. Every year the bees complete their migratory cycle, including Los Cabos as a resting point on their route, and every year from May to August.
MEASURES BY WILD CANYON
At Wild Canyon, we are aware of the importance of preserving the species of our planet such as bees even when they represent a high challenge to us as they are in coexistence with our valuable visitors.
Every year, our park is one of the unmissable sites in Los Cabos that activates an action protocol to protect the vital bees and the experience of our beloved adventurers.
At Wild Canyon, we act in favor of the preservation and multiplication of bees by installing beekeeping modules where bees can create their hives and colonies. These are strategically placed away from our core facilities to avoid presenting any danger to nearby public spaces and so you may continue enjoying nature and your family adventures.
To acknowledge and respect the laws for the protection and preservation of bees, Wild Canyon does not use pesticides or any other chemical that can harm the ecosystem, nor does it tolerate the execution of bees.
We are documented and advised by specialists during this time and thanks to them we know and apply healthier alternatives for the environment and for the vacationer.
MEASURES BY THE VACATIONIST / PUBLIC
If we will have the pleasure of having you visit from May to August, we invite collaborators and visitors to follow preventive measures with us, such as:
- Be aware that bees seek sugar and freshwater, so reduce the amount of sugary foods around you.
- In case of consumption of sweets, be mindful that it does not spread or smear on the surfaces
- Keep your drinks closed.
- Make use of the closed garbage cans and do not leave garbage or sweets lying around
- Use natural repellents to avoid harming them: mint, cinnamon, and crushed garlic can be effective bee repellents as they are unpleasant odors for them without causing harm.