The Empress Hotel in Victoria on Vancouver Island – is the most photographed landmark on the island. Opened in 1908, is this traditional classic luxury hotel are still going strong. 477 room with most rooms with harbor view. Famous for its afternoon tea – which I have enjoyed couple of times, but now when visiting in July … I forgotten to go back for the tea. Today the afternoon tea comes to the price of CAD$60/€47/£38 – and if it was like it was 22 years ago – it’s well worth the money.
Never had the pleasure to stay at the hotel and can’t say a lot about it – this post are about their pets, the empress bees.
In a very well hidden corner of the park I found this little allocate area for their bees. When I told my friends that I was staying with about the bees they didn’t know anything about them. 6 hives in total and the bees were so busy and they had load of flowers to work on in the hotel park and all the town’s hanging baskets. Was so fascinated by them, so So busy !!!! The first time I visit them I think I was watching them for nearly a hour .. went twice.
The honey they produce serves at breakfast and afternoon tea at the hotel. I wouldn’t know if they sell it in their gift shop too. Just love the whole thing … goes so well with the image of the hotel.
The Empress Hotel, really live up to its name – it’s beautiful and majestic … plus they have a couple of queens in their garden.
“When you go in search of honey,
you must expect to be stung by bees”
Photo of the hotel provived by and thaks to fairmont.com