On March 27th a huge Waterberry tree (Syzygium Guineense) collapsed over the island jetty. We were very sad to see it fall because it provided beautiful and plentiful midday shade for the platform where our guests arrive by boat.

The maintenance team came across to chop it away, and in doing so found a hive of stingless bees (Trigona) deep inside the branch.

Mike and his team were excited to harvest the honey, which tastes slightly different to, but no less delicious than, normal bee honey. The added advantage of not being stung whilst gathering up a sticky feast is not to be underestimated.