Like a beehive, the Daybreak community is always working together to create a wonderfully productive place. When Daybreak learned that bees were vanishing across America, they took action.
Believe it or not, Daybreak is only about 18% complete, so there are over 3,000 acres of undeveloped land that are currently just sitting there until it’s time for them to be developed. So, we set up a number of beekeeping boxes throughout the community in those undeveloped areas to put them to good use.
Honeybee’s are an important link in the food chain as they pollinate plants and flowers. Without bees, plants are unable to grow. “According to the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping, that is tens of billions of bees. Some beekeepers have lost 26% of their colonies between September, 2006 and March, 2007.” (Source: Why Bee’s Are Dying.) Without the bees, our plants don’t get pollinated which means food production suffers as do all of the lovely flowers that populate our parks and yards.
By creating a home for the bees, Daybreak and Rio Tinto have been able to help build back the bee population at least in a small way in our little corner of the world.
What’s great about having your own bees is that they also polinate the community gardens and the rest of the pretty flowers located throughout the community.
Daybreak has various types of bees that are known to do well in the Utah climate. The bee types are Italian, Carniolans, and Minnesota hygienic. The Italian bees are more gentle and are great for a backyard beekeeper, the Carniolan bees are a bit more aggressive which makes them great for increased honey production, and the Minnesota hygienic bees are a hybrid bee that are resistant to disease and the cold climate of Utah.
Of course, when you have your own army of bees making honey by the gallon, it’s hard not to share in the fruits of their labor. So starting today, you can purchase your own jar of genuine Daybreak Honey at Swirly Girls Bakery on SoDa Row!
Also available is beeswax lip balm in three flavors: Natural, “Lakeside Lemon,” and “Oquirrh Orange.”
6172 W. Lake Avenue
South Jordan, UT 84009
Enjoy a croissant and a cup of chai in our combo information center-café. Then learn all about the Upper Villages and our newest thinking as you prepare to tour 14 model homes in Highland Park and six models in our newest 55+ village, Springhouse.
Take Bangerter Hwy. to South Jordan Pkwy (10400 S.). At the roundabout continue towards Lake Avenue. Follow Lake Avenue, look for signs to The Hub and Model Homes.Get Directions