This past spring, the Village Links of Glen Ellyn began keeping bees. The bee yard, which includes four colonies, is located adjacent to the greenhouse at the maintenance center. The bees are being raised to produce honey that can be used in menu items and specialty cocktails at Reserve 22 Restaurant, located at the Links.
Beyond the benefit of producing their own honey, the beekeeping aids the expansion of the native honey bee population and helps ensure a healthy ecosystem at the golf course by pollinating thousands of native trees and shrubs. For its commitment to the natural environment, the Village Links was the first public golf course in the world to be fully certified as a wildlife sanctuary by Audubon International.