More than a Buzz Word
Our culinary team knows that bees play an increasingly vital role in the ecosystem. Wingspread has an apiary consisting of six beehives. Our bees pollinate various types of plants, trees and flowers for miles around our campus. You may see our bees gathering nectar and spreading pollen from the wildflowers in the prairies, in our vegetable and herb gardens, and on every fruit tree in our orchard. Annually our hives can produce up to 180 pounds of honey – with over 8 gallons of that delicious honey being used in our culinary operations – from desserts to salad dressings to beverage sweeteners, we know you’ll enjoy the pure flavor of one of nature’s essential processes.
What’s more, vegetables, fruits and herbs grown right on our property are incorporated in many of the dishes we produce in our kitchens. Annually, our culinary operation uses nearly 150 pounds of our own fresh produce. From Swiss Chard to Sugar Snap Peas to juicy tomatoes and crisp green beans, growing and maintaining our gardens is a sustainable practice we all enjoy.