news: renovations, bees......

usually you see monitor lizards on the ground or in the water. This one was high up in the bamboo opposite the Saraswati Holiday House garden.

In February 2019 we put insect screens to all open ventilation windows (which are above the normal windows) in all sleeping rooms.

All insects and geckos must stay outside!

Our beekeeping place in the backyard.

During the year 2018 we changed all hives to a smaller size. The native bee apis cerana is smaller than apis mellifera and makes smaller colonies. So they feel better and grow well in smaller hives. In front some blossoms from viola local, a good source of protein. The bees collect pollen there at 9 o' clock in the morning. Healthy breakfast!

In September 2019 two bee swarms moved in. We have hanged empty hives in our trees and without any lures they have chosen our place. After 4 weeks, the colonies and honeycombs look pretty good and healthy.
We harvested some honey in October. The last honey from dark honeycombs and the honey itself also dark. Next to it a glass of honey from the harvest a few months earlier: light and now creamy. We harvest very little. Leave most for the bees themselves and only feed in times of need, e.g. after a long rainy season, only moderately with palm sugar syrup.

So that you feel safe with us, here are our Corona measures:

Our employees wash their hands at the start of work and often in between.
The bungalows and the kitchen house are cleaned once or twice a day.
Handles, switches, everything that is touched together is disinfected on a regular basis.
Bed linen is washed at 60 degrees; all towels by a professional laundry.
Employees with symptoms of the cold stay at home.
Catering service from selected restaurants for everyone who wants to eat in the complex.
We make sure that there is enough distance from our guests.
Anyone who cannot travel due to Covid-19 will receive a 100% refund of the deposit.
Thorough ventilation with all fans on when guests change.
Guests can rent the entire facility for their own use upon request.

This is the beach east of the fishing village, only a 5 - 10 minute walk from Saraswati Holiday House. In November 2020 the government planted many coconut trees there. The left side of this section has sandy seabed, very nice for swimming.To the right side there is a coral reef, ideal for snorkeling straight from the beach.

For different sections of Lovina such domes are made, which create an artificial reef.

We wish great success!

So that the underwater world in North Bali becomes even more biodiverse, colorful and healthy.
And the workers are happy to get a job in these difficult times of the Corona.

November 2020