Here’s What’s “Buzzing” at dLeña this Spring!

Thursday March 16, 2023

Did you know one in every three bites of food rely on bees for pollination? In honor of the humble bumble bee, Chef Richard Sandoval and dLeña are launching their annual spring campaign Viva Abejas as a celebration of the Earth and the significance of bees to the food cycle.

From March 21 – April 23 guests are invited to enjoy food and beverage menus that demonstrate the importance of bees while highlighting Pachamama, the Incan goddess of Earth, planting, harvesting and fertility. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to World Bee Project and all cocktail and mocktail orders will feature wildflower seed packets so guests can bring a token home and plant flowers to directly help the bees.

Additionally, Chef Sandoval is taking his philanthropic approach a step further by authoring his first children’s book! Viva Abejas is a study into sustainability and the food cycle, highlighting the importance of pollination and conservation for early readers and bee enthusiasts alike. 100% of the book proceeds directly benefit two organizations: the Akumal Cultural Foundation, providing a free after-school program and children’s library in Akumal, Mexico; and the World Bee Project’s World Hive Network, the first global bee health platform to the world’s bee hives to a single network using AI technology.