Celebrating World Bee Day

Mandarin Oriental, Doha is marking World Bee Day with a Malika Honey Showcase and educational collaborations.

In keeping with its steadfast dedication to sustainable practices, Mandarin Oriental, Doha will proudly celebrate World Bee Day on May 20. From educational workshops to speciality spa treatments, room amenities and delicacies, the property will hum with activity as part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s commitment to promoting biodiversity conservation and ecological awareness.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha, has, for the past four years, managed 15 active beehives across Qatar in collaboration with Bu Saif’s Apiary, harvesting its own natural Malika Honey.  

Referencing the Arabic word for queen, Malika Honey is extracted from the nectar of the indigenous Sidr tree. This initiative not only highlights Mandarin Oriental’s commitment to environmental stewardship, but also enriches guests’ culinary experience. Malika Honey’s unique flavours can be sampled in treats such as the Malika Honey Cake from The Mandarin Cake Shop and the Lavender Honey Peach Sorbet from Gelato.

As part of its ongoing beekeeping initiative, the hotel now offers educational sessions at Gelato to students from Qatar Academy Msheireb. Guided by the property’s culinary team, students will discover the crucial role bees play in biodiversity and learn about sustainable practices in honey production on World Bee Day.

In addition, guests at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Doha are in for a very special treat: they will be able to try the luxurious HydraFacial treatment, enhanced with Beta HD featuring honey extract. This renowned, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates all skin types. Infused with antioxidant properties and enriched with the natural healing and moisturising benefits of honey extract, the treatment revitalises and nourishes the skin, reflecting Mandarin Oriental’s holistic approach to sustainability.

“Sustainability is not just a principle but a practice that guides every facet of our operations at Mandarin Oriental, Doha,” said Thomas Kinsperger, General Manager. “World Bee Day is a special occasion for us, offering a platform to showcase our environmental stewardship and deepen our engagement with the community. It’s a day where we can educate, inspire and connect, particularly with young minds, highlighting the vital role bees play in sustaining our ecosystem. Our activities reinforce our commitment to a sustainable future.”

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