Earth Month 2023

Here at Delaware North, we take sustainability seriously. Our award-winning GreenPath® program helps ensure we carefully manage our environmental impact and positively contribute to the communities we serve. And in celebration of Earth Month this year, we are introducing “Bee the Difference,” a campaign to support pollinator education and preservation.

During your visit throughout the month of April, scan the QR code found on our “Bee the Difference” materials to launch an exclusive augmented reality experience and learn about the importance of bee pollination.

Guests 21 and older can also order our Bee's Harvest Margarita, created in partnership with Patrón and featuring agave – one of more than 180,000 different plant species and over 1,200 crops that are supported by pollinators.

Delaware North is proud to support The Bee Cause and its mission to promote awareness, protect pollinators and educate the public about their importance. For more information, visit

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Bee a Friend to Pollinators

Our friends at The Bee Cause Project shared some ways you support pollinators:

  • Bees need water: Bees need water to heat and cool their hive. You can help the bees by putting out a shallow dish with fresh water and pebbles for bees to land on. Bees can’t swim so be sure to place a few stones or pebbles in your water source to help bees and other pollinators climb out. Add fresh water daily! 
    • Did you know? Honey bees carry water in their ‘honey sac,’ an extra-long part of their esophagus. 
    • Did you know? Native bees drink water but also need it for mud which they use to make nests. 
  • Bees need food: Bees and other pollinators eat nectar and pollen, which comes from flowers. Nectar is a sugary, energy-boosting food source and is what honeybees use to make honey!
    • Grow a pollinator garden with loads of flowers! Many pollinators visit the same type of flower when they forage for food. Plant flowers in groups rather than separately. This helps pollinators save their energy by putting all the food they need in one “bee buffet.” 
  • Bees need habitats: Pollinators need safe places to rest and raise their young. Honey bees live together in beehives while native bees, butterflies and beetles live alone. Humans help keep beehives clean and healthy and in return, harvest delicious honey. Dead plant stems, leaves, twigs, mulch and even a pile of sticks can become shelter in a storm.
    • Investigate how to build a pollinator house or bee hotel to add shelter to your landscape. Check out The Bee Cause Project for more information.
    • Create a No Mow Area to allow an area of your yard to grow naturally, especially during the dandelion and clover season.

About The Bee Cause Project

The Bee Cause Project inspires the next generation of environmental stewards while protecting our planet’s precious pollinators. The Bee Cause offers a variety of grants to schools and non-profit organizations across North America, Canada, and beyond. Through Honey Bee Grants, Pollinator Literacy Grants, and Pollinator Habitat Grants, The Bee Cause strengthens the connection their participants share with pollinators and enables curious minds to thrive. All grants include equipment and resources, providing a STEAM-based curriculum that brings the natural world into the classroom.

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Learn more about our friends at The Bee Cause Project and their mission to protect pollinators.

About PATRÓN Tequila

At PATRÓN, sustainability is a key fundamental principle and a way they have always strived to bring the brand forward with the world. The following are examples of PATRÓN Tequila's recent sustainability measures:

  • PATRÓN developed a state-of-the-art water treatment system to reclaim clean water from its tequila production. That water is then reused in cooling towers and for cleaning.
  • PATRÓN installed a natural gas pipeline as a main energy source, which helps reduce CO2 emissions.
  • PATRÓN reforested and donated approximately 16,000 trees in the local community of Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco.
  • The PATRÓN compost center creates about 5,500 tons of fertilizer compost a year from leftover agave fibers.
  • PATRÓN takes in used agave fibers from neighboring distilleries and turns their agave fibers into fertilizer for them to use.
  • PATRÓN not only has a commitment to crafting the world's finest tequila, but it’s just as dedicated to taking care of the resources and people that make it possible. The PATRÓN Jimadors only harvest mature agave to allow the natural reproduction cycle of the plant to occur, helping prevent over planting and playing an important role in preserving the local ecosystem.

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Learn more about PATRÓN Tequila's social and environmental responsibility.

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