THE “REINE’S Plantation”: Organic cultivation and beekeeping
Our organic farm, in an environment that has always been considered unsuitable for any culture, is a curiosity much appreciated by visitors.
The fruit trees originally planted developed along with the construction of the Hotel du Relais de la Reine, and now hundreds of species, both European (apple trees, peach trees, plum trees, fig trees …) and tropical (coffee trees, mango trees, avocado trees, lychees, bananas …) as well as several varieties of citrus fruits from the Orchard provide an abundant harvest of fresh fruit.
A rice field even saw the light of day four years ago, recently followed by a vegetable garden which supplies the hotel with vegetables grown according to artisanal and organic rules.
Several beehives are installed in our orchard to supply our restaurant with honey and ensure the pollination of our fruit trees.
An experimental jatropha plantation is in progress; The oil extracted from the seeds harvested from our plantation will provide “green” fuel to our generators.