SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—In honor of National Pollinators Week, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, a luxury resort located on the Santa Ana Pueblo, is encouraging guests to visit and experience the property’s honey in culinary dishes, specialty drinks and spa treatments.
“We began keeping beehives at Tamaya with the simple goal of helping honeybees, which as most people know are under immense stress and populations are declining dramatically,” said Claudia Wattenberg, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya. “It’s a wonderful bonus that the bees provide us with a small amount of honey we can offer to our guests in very select ways.”
Hyatt Regency Tamaya is home to two beehives which house more than 80,000 bees and produce around 80 pounds of honey each year. The honey is used in carefully curated dishes at the Corn Maiden restaurant as well as infused into signature treatments at Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon. The honeybees are important pollinators of the resort’s many flowers, orchard, and gardens.
The honey produced at Hyatt Regency Tamaya is also the inspiration for the Margarita de Miel, a refreshing margarita offered to guests at check-in. The recipe, created by the resort’s food and beverage team, features house made lavender-infused honey.