Carmel Valley Bees

John Russo, the resident Bee expert at Carmel Valley Ranch, owns and operates Carmel Lavender, an artisan lavender farm deep in Carmel Valley. At Carmel Valley Ranch, John and our team of resident beekeepers care for more than 60,000 Italian honey bees, and they organize and lead “Bee Experiences” for Ranch guests of all ages. Our Activities and Beekeeping teams work together to design year-round programs related to our bees and lavender to keep our guests up to speed on the “buzz” about bees!