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The End of Bees – a story of survival
On the subject of Punta Cana Forest Honey and Puntacana Honey Bees, we found this beautifully crafted video by ABOVE magazine featuring the environmental scientist and world’s first Eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes. The video promotes awareness of Colony Collapse Disorder that has decimated billions of bees in the northern hemisphere. Read More→
The Puntacana Ecological Foundation on the grounds of Puntacana Resort & Club
(see Map 7) is home to the Puntacana Apiary – a colony of honey bees.
Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practice of maintaining honey bee colonies, usually in hives, in order to produce honey and beeswax and/or to pollinate crops. It’s origins date back to the Egyptian pharaohs and the Roman empire.
Since 1970 Puntacana Resort & Club’s founders Frank Rainieri and Ted Kheel encouraged their employees to keep honey bees and to sell the honey to earn extra cash. The tradition lives on today in the Puntacana Apiary. Read More→
Editor’s note: March 2013 Acqua Beach Club is now under new ownership and is now known as Poseidon.
Acqua Beach Club is a restaurant & bar located right on Bavaro beach in front of Bibijagua Shopping Plaza and between IFA Villas Bavaro and Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.
See Map 4 and Map 5 Read More→
Date: Thurs 21st – Sun 24th April 2011 (Semana Santa weekend)
Venue: Palma Real Shopping Village car park Read More→
The Home in Paradise is a whimsical home improvement blog interspersed with snippets of Punta Cana life experiences. Its written by Punta Cana resident Clara Gonzales. Clara’s home town is Monte Cristi on the north west coast of the Dominican Republic but she spent many years abroad and in the island’s capital Santo Domingo before moving to Punta Cana. Clara is a wizard at design and d.i.y. and her blog is full of beautifully photographed, clever and creative home decoration ideas – often recycling nondescript everyday objects and giving them a new lease of life. Read More→