Taipei hotel starts harvesting honey from its rooftop beehives

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/28
By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Worthy Shen and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is joining an emerging

Image from Taiwan Agricultural Society Facebook page

Image from Taiwan Agricultural Society Facebook page

global trend of urban beekeeping, led by a luxury hotel that is now producing its own honey.

W Taipei, a 32-story hotel in the bustling Xinyi District, has 100,000 bees in an apiary on its roof, its general manager Cary Michael Gray said at a press conference Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the hotel harvested at 3 to 4 liters of honey from its rooftop beehives, Gray said, adding that he hopes the “buzz” will spread throughout Taiwan’s cities as honey bees are gradually disappearing from the global map.

The hotel launched the beekeeping project last November under a program initiated by Syin-Lu Social Welfare Foundation to tackle the global bee crisis and improve urban ecology in Taiwan, Gray said.     [FULL  STORY]

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