The Eco-Friendly Golf and Country Club’s ‘BEES on TOUR’ Programming Includes
QUEEN BEE Day At Bloomingdale’s-Boca
and BEE Happy, BEE Smart Day at Boca Raton’s Children’s Museum
BOCA RATON, FL (August 25, 2016) — September will officially be a ‘honey of a month’ in Boca Raton as Broken Sound Club’s new BEE Positive NOW™ community awareness initiative serves up BEE Lovin’ activities to put a spotlight on the ‘blighting’ plight of the bee population that threatens the eco-system and food supply. The respected sustainability club leader has taken ‘to the hives’ to do its own part on its greens and in the club with BEE Smart™ best practices and is now venturing throughout Boca Raton and beyond to increase appreciation, protection and populating of these hard-working, life-sustaining pollinators.
From its 22 active hives on its two Audubon Certified and GEO Certified golf courses – The Old Course and Club Course – BSC’s beekeepers tend to an average of one million bees to produce more than 1,000 pounds of pure, natural honey per year. Additionally, BSC produces a healthy environment for ‘the birds and the bees’, the Club’s general eco-system and Club members. It also yields impact on the Boca Raton community-at-large.
“Once you realize that one in three mouthfuls of what we eat is dependent upon these pollinators, you know just how critical it is that each of us do our part to respect and protect these life-sustaining eco heroes,” noted John Crean, CCE, BSC General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “The environmental, health and community benefits are numerous and thus there is a great advantage in golf club communities, city parks and recreation departments, as well as businesses, installing hives and cultivating sweet, pure golden crops.”
BSC’s BEE SMART™ SCHEDULE LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 1st
Following a special media sneak peek ‘BEE YUMMY’ dinner served up by BSC Executive Chef Joe Longo and official REVEAL reception attended by city, county and state officials, environment, business and community leaders, the 5-Star Platinum Club of America will kick-off its robust ‘BEES on Tour’ activities on September 1, 2016.
BSC’s ‘Busy As A Bee’ month will open with the Club’s BEE Smart™ interactive social media education campaign on Facebook, Facebook Live and Twitter with hash tags: #BrokenSoundClub #BeePositiveNow #BeeSmartClub #LoveMyHoney #GotHives? #Boca4Bees #BocaBees. Its BEE Smart ‘Love My Honey” Day Facebook Challenge by BSC members begins Labor Day Weekend to encourage ‘viral’ sharing of mission. Its ‘Queen BEE For A Day’ Facebook fun begins September 10th to promote its BSC/Bloomingdale’s co-hosted QUEEN BEE Day.
“For the month of September even our club’s initials BSC will take on new meaning as the BEE Smart Club in an effort to encourage others in the club industry as well as businesses and government agencies to join us in stewarding this critical eco-critical mission in our City”, added Crean who seeks to create a BOCA BEE Smart Task Force. ”Serving as a South Florida BEE BUREAU, our Club’s beekeepers and golf course maintenance director and environmental consultant look forward to helping other clubs, the City, businesses and parks and recreation ‘get their hives on’.”
At BSC, the schedule will include BSC BEE Yummy Cooking Classes and Chef’s Tables, introductions of new signature honey-infused aesthetics treatments at BSC’s Moonstone Spa & Fitness Center (including a Honey Facial and Honey Scrub), and debut of new honey-spiked smoothies at BSC’s Moonstone Café. The latest hive crop will be ready in time to ‘sweeten’ members Jewish New Year celebrations with their families. Plans are underway to provide ‘BEE Smart’ Lunch & Learns: Beekeeping 101 for entities interested in joining the BEE Positive NOW movement.
BEYOND BSC, BEE Looking For The BOCA BEE: In Partnership with Sklar Furnishings
To support BSC in its efforts, a fellow Boca sustainability leader Sklar Furnishings has donated the BEE Positive NOW mascot, a blown glass sculpture light created by the renowned Borowski Glass Studio and named BOCA Bee. The community is invited to join the BOCA Bee on tour by spotting her all over town, taking and posting social media photos and donating to the ‘BEE Understanding’ fund to bring BEE education into the schools, community centers, home school organizations, city events and festivals and more.
BSC QUEEN BEE Day at Bloomingdale’s Boca Is Set For Sat., Sept. 17th
Held from 11a.m to 2p.m within Bloomie’s Housewares Department on Level 3, amidst an array of china, accessories, linens and its Bridal Registry, BSC chefs will be ‘serving up’ BEE Yummy honey-themed cooking demos and tastings of signature Club recipes for cocktails, smoothies, salad dressings, sauces, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Two demos are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during which each attendee will receive a Bloomingdale’s signature tote bag and a Broken Sound Club “A Taste of Honey” recipe booklet and enjoy a Dammann Freres tea tasting. In between the chef demos, there will be fun social media photo-taking opportunities along with some ‘find the b’ activities throughout the department.
‘Kids of All Ages’ Invited To BEE Happy, BEE Smart Day at
Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Sat., Sept. 24th
Presented by BSC in partnership with the Children’s Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the BEE LOVIN’ fest at the Museum campus will feature a ‘hive full’ of beekeeping family fun celebrating the great pollinators and their liquid gold. Activities to include an interactive BEE Understanding show (at 11:30 a.m.), live entertainment, a ‘SEE the BEES’ Live Observation Hive, BEE Artsy and Crafty creations, BEE sweet storytelling, a HIVE Hunt, BEE Yummy food tastings, games with prizes, BEE FUN photo opportunities with the BOCA BEE Mascot and social media props, wildflower planting for children’s potted butterfly gardens and more. All activities will be on-site at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum located at 498 Crawford Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL. Adults attend for free; for museum members admission is $10 per child, for museum visitors admission is $12 per child. To register, contact Tiffany Urkun at [email protected] or 561-826-6442 or visit the BEE Happy, BEE Smart event page on Facebook.
To keep current on BEE Positive NOW activities, visit www.brokensoundclub.org, Broken Sound Club of Boca Raton, FL on Facebook, Instagram, its YouTube channel and follow BrokenSoundCC on Twitter. To participate in its year ‘round BEE Positive NOW initiative, please contact Jon Kaye at Kaye Communications at 561-392-5166, ext. 2 or [email protected].
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About Broken Sound Club:
Whatever one’s passion or interest…their active enviable home life, business life, sporting life, and social life complement each other perfectly at Broken Sound Club. Known as the “friendly” club for its signature blend of warmth, elegance and genuine hospitality, this award-winning private gated golf and country club community offers a choice of 27 lushly landscaped intimate residential villages, each with its own character. All are just minutes away from its main clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, two Audubon Sanctuary certified signature golf courses (one host to the PGA Champions Tour season opener), a new two-acre $6 million poolscape with bistro, a new $7 million 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and 23 tennis courts. This 5-Star Platinum Club of America is conveniently close to two international airports, and just a few miles from the private Boca Raton Executive Airport, Boca’s burgeoning Class A office parks and vibrant Downtown, pristine beaches, A-rated public and award-winning private schools, two universities, sports arenas and stadiums, and an exciting world of shopping, dining, art and culture, recreation,