Ojai Valley Inn Unveils New Apiary And Beekeeping Experience

Luxury Resort Celebrates the Ecosystem’s Hardest Workers with Honey Month Debut of Unique Educational and Culinary Excursion

Ojai, CA (August 30, 2017) – Just in time for National Honey Month, iconic Southern California escape Ojai Valley Inn announces the arrival of an on property apiary and launch of an immersive beekeeping experience for guests.

In partnership with Ojai Valley Bee Club, the resort’s beekeeping excursion will be available daily, beginning September 1, 2017. With each excursion, guests will receive an immersive, hands-on beekeeping experience. The outings will include an educational journey, tour of the hives, and raw local honey tasting on the patio of the Inn’s new apiary set amidst a stunning lavender and wildflower-studded meadow.

“We’re thrilled to introduce this distinctive new program and offer an immersive beekeeping experience to our guests,” said Heather Dillon, Director of Public Relations at Ojai Valley Inn. “All of the Inn’s menus are inspired by local growers and farmers and we take pride in offering unique guest experiences that showcase first-hand, all that goes into the making of California’s outstanding cuisine.”

Guests will meet the beekeeper at the Inn’s new Discover Ojai Center for a brief introduction on bees, followed by a scenic ride to the picturesque Mistletoe Meadows where they will don protective suits for a guided tour of the apiary. The immersive excursion, which will include a lesson on the importance of bees on the ecosystem, will conclude with a tasting of raw honeys from local artisans, which have subtle notes of local lavender, sage, and wildflowers, among other native plants also found on Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s 220 acres. A selection of local honey infused menu items can also be enjoyed afterwards at the Oak restaurant.

The Beekeeping Experience includes:

Use of protective beekeeping suits

Interactive discussion on bees and their role in the ecosystem

Guided tour of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa apiary
Local honey themed parting amenities

Local raw honey tasting


Nestled in the idyllic enclave of Ojai is the historic Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California’s most revered destinations since opening in 1923. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the

resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort recently turned the page to a new chapter with the unveiling of enhancements that further elevate the resort experience while remaining true to its authentic spirit and include: chic outdoor oasis, Indigo Pool; new signature restaurant Olivella; the thoughtfully refreshed, historic Wallace Neff Heritage Bar, and Libbey’s, a fresh artisan market, café and boutique.

Set on 220-oak studded acres, resort guests can indulge in an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soul soothing spa therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai; instruction that encourages creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage; essential oil blending in the Apothecary;

multiple pools and more than five dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual to fine dining, recognized by Wine Spectator with the 2016 Best of Award of Excellence and. Affirmed by many prestigious awards, the Inn is a treasured destination that authentically combines the regions unspoiled spirituality with 21st century luxury.

For additional information and guest bookings, please visit or call 1-800-422-6524.

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Jennifer Evans Gardner | Melissa Ward I Chris Royal
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations

(310) 453-2539

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