taylors of harrogate builds luxury bee resort in the style of the grand budapest hotel

 

 

 

in an effort to raise awareness of the importance bees play in adding flavor to our food, british beverage brand taylors of harrogate has created a ‘luxury bee hotel’ modeled after wes anderson’s ‘grand budapest hotel’. the yorkshire based company highlights the importance of bees in delivering the tastes found in fruit and herbal teas, launching a campaign to inspire action to ‘save the flavor’.

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bees enter through the ‘spiced apple reception’ 

 

 

 

the taylors of harrogate bee hotel is an intricately designed miniature abode with luxury interiors. plates filled with pollen are set inside the ‘rose lemonade restaurant’, while a sugar water bath can be enjoyed in the ‘sweet rhubarb suite’. the hotel is made from balsa wood and includes traditional hollow tubes in the bedrooms — a popular nesting choice for solitary bees. other key features — like ultraviolet patterns — have been added based on scientific research that suggests bees attraction to them; therefore, the insects are enticed to enter the hotel to get some much needed ‘rest and relaxation’.

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the insects can enjoy the ‘rose lemon restaurant’ 

 

 

 

‘bees are so important in helping to provide great flavor, but less attention has been paid to show how urban areas can be made more pollinator-friendly,’ said kate halloran of taylors of harrogate. ‘the aim of the bee hotel is to not only educate and entertain, but to also inspire action. from the peppermint leaf gym for a complete wing work out, through to the luxury sweet rhubarb suite with its decadent rhubarb sugar water bath and uv disco, their every need will be taken care of.’

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
the bee hotel is an intricately designed miniature abode with luxury interiors

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
‘guests’ can stay in the ‘sour cherry bedroom’ 

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
the hotel is made from balsa wood and includes traditional hollow tubes in the bedrooms

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
the bees are free to use the ‘peppermint leaf swimming pool’ 

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
the ‘peppermint leaft gym’ awaits ‘guests’ 

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
a party kicks off at night within the luxurious bee hotel 

taylors of harrogate bee hotel
insects are enticed to enter the hotel to get some much needed ‘rest and relaxation’

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