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Baiting wild honeybees in Singapore

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Our good friend Thomas Lim from Edible Gardens Singapore is a fearless man. Here is a great informative post about wild beekeeping. By coincidence, one of our current volunteers keeps bees in France and just yesterday we had a long conversation (he talked and I listened) about the relative merits of Apis mellifera vs. Apis cerana.


We have been keeping bees in Singapore for over two years. I don’t mean keeping in the sense that we keep pets like dogs and cats, or even domesticated animals like chickens and goats. Bees are wild and they don’t need us to feed or protect them to survive. They forage for their own food in the surrounding flora and they defend themselves from honey robbers like ants (and sometimes humans). If they don’t like where you keep them, they simply move off to better grounds.

Asian honeybees (Apis cerana) Asian honeybees (Apis cerana)

Urban beekeeping is a growing movement in different cities over the world. There are over 3,000 bee hives scattered across London. There are also many on top of hotels, museums, and other prominent buildings in global cities like New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. Singapore is late in the game!

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