Category Archives: Bees

Swarming Bees

At this time of year bees swarm, it seems. That is, they produce a new queen by feeding one of the brood royal jelly, and this queen eventually leaves the hive and takes a swarm of young bees with her … Continue reading

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Spring is Sprung, at last.

Winter lasted a very long time by Hong Kong standards, but now really seems to have finished, with the warm weather coming fairly suddenly and having a very noticeable effect upon plant growth. For a long time many seeds either … Continue reading

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Our Bees Arrive

On Sunday Kate Ringrose, myself, and John Karl Jones received our long-awaited delivery of honey bees from Mr Mok of Tung Chung, who has been a bee-keeper for forty years or more. He supplied us with two colonised hives, plus … Continue reading

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Pest Control

It’s really very rewarding to grow good organic vegetables and to hear people say how tasty they are, and it’s equally satisfying to know that you are helping to build up biodiversity both in the soil and above ground on … Continue reading

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Let It Bee

A surprising number of people in South Lantau are taking up beekeeping lately. Jacqueline Hampshire has been driving us around to visit various bee farms, and it’s resulted in about ten people so far either getting their own hives or … Continue reading

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