Parq Vancouver’s Honey Salt unveils new immersive Beekeeping Experience
A unique culinary and community workshop available this month at Parq Vancouver
Just in time for World Bee Day, Parq Vancouver’s Honey Salt announces partnership with Hives for Humanity, a Vancouver non-profit organization that inspires people and communities to make social impact through beekeeping.
Together, Parq Vancouver, Honey Salt and Hives for Humanity have launched a beekeeping workshop set to take place on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The $88.00 ticket price includes a two-part experience, beginning with a Hives for Humanity honey-infused three-course lunch set around a harvest-style table at Honey Salt. Guests will taste their way through a family style menu, specially curated by Parq Vancouver’s Culinary Director, Jason Labahn; and then explore to a nearby community garden for an immersive beekeeping experience. A portion of workshop ticket proceeds will provide meaningful work to residents of the Downtown Eastside. Limited tickets are available.
Upon arrival at the garden, attendees will suite up in a fully protective bee veil and begin their educational journey. An interactive discussion with Hives for Humanity’s Beekeeper, Sarah Common will take place while guests tour the hives and participate in a raw, local honey tasting.
“Hives for Humanity was one of the first local producers that we connected with in the opening of Honey Salt,” said Jason Labahn, Culinary Director at Parq Vancouver’s Honey Salt. “It is so exciting to see this workshop come to life now that bee season has arrived! Honey Salt gets a lot of inspiration from passionate people in our community and we jump at any chance to work together and share our passions and stories through our food.”
This experience is an ideal introduction to Parq Vancouver’s workshop program, which brings unique educational opportunities to the community. To keep up to date with more experiences like these, visit Parq Vancouver.
About Honey Salt Restaurant
Conceived by award-winning restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla, Honey Salt Restaurant was created to have the feeling of ‘home away from home’ in the middle of the city. Honey Salt celebrates the purity and richness of British Columbia with seasonally inspired, farm-to-table cuisine from locally sourced ingredients. Boasting a lively selection of regional beer, spirits, and inspired cocktails, Honey Salt is representative of a casual, sophisticated citywide dining destination that is infused with neighbourhood ambiance. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
About Parq Vancouver
Vancouver’s premiere entertainment destination invites guests to step into an environment of luxury, passage and discovery. Ideally situated between the stylish neighbourhoods of Yaletown and Gastown, Parq Vancouver’s multi-tower design, built to LEED Gold Standards, occupies a boutique-scale footprint while its prestigious address offers a seamless connection to BC Place, Rogers Arena and the electric pulse of downtown. Here, guests experience world-class dining within eight culinary destinations, including the award-winning Victor. The journey continues at the state-of-the-art Parq Casino, an award-winning, sun-bathed casino spanning two floors. A sense of wonder is elevated by a 30,000-square foot, sixth-floor outdoor park, notable health and wellness services, beauty expertise at The Glamoury, unique workshops and 60,000 square-feet of flexible event space including the city’s largest ballroom. With two distinctive yet equally luxurious hotels, the JW Marriott and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Parq Vancouver meets the needs of every metropolitan adventurer. Parq Vancouver acknowledges its location on the unceded traditional territories of the Coastal Salish peoples of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh and Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw Nations.
About Hives for Humanity
Hives for Humanity (H4H) is a non-profit society that creates opportunities for connection to community, through nature, bees and the culture of the hive. We foster self-worth and community pride through skills sharing and experiential learning, working with socially and economically vulnerable populations facing barriers to stability. H4H supports at-risk populations of people and pollinators, with respect and joy. Each of our annual Hive Sponsorships, makes a Therapeutic Apiary, pollinator garden, and training program possible in communities that might not otherwise have the chance. Together, we can save the bees and build more connected, diverse and inclusive communities, celebrating the unique gifts we each bring. We acknowledge that we are working, gardening, beekeeping and fostering connection to land and community, through our partnerships and programming, on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples.
Media release and images provided by Tara Armstrong, Blau + Associates.