Holiday Gingerbread Houses Repurposed to Feed the Bees at Walt Disney World Resort

Every holiday season guests at the Walt Disney World Resort are amazed by the incredible gingerbread displays at the resort hotels, including the Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. But have you ever wondered what happens to the displays once the holidays are over? We have the answer!

Gingerbread displays help feed the bees at Walt Disney World ResortGingerbread displays help feed the bees at Walt Disney World Resort

The gingerbread displays are actually used to feed the bees at the Disney World tree farm!

After the holiday season is over, the gingerbread displays are dismantled and after the gingerbread is removed, the sets are taken with the sugar still intact to the tree farm on property.

Once the sugar-covered sets arrive at the tree farm they are power washed to remove the sugar and the bees on the tree farm actually eat the sugar, helping to keep them fed during the winter.

And, these bees are the very same bees that will pollinate the flowers used in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

You can learn more about the process in this video from the Disney Parks.

We'd love to hear what you think about this really cool process so leave us a comment!


Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:55:

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This is totally cool <3

Alexis wrote on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:57:

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Elle wrote on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:46:

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What a great way to re-purpose!!! Christmas display to bee feed to flower pollination. That's just amazing! Way to go, Disney!!!!

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