Had a very interesting meeting with Michael and Nelson from HK Honey yesterday. The team is a rare breed in Hong Kong, working against all the rudiments of modern business.
HK Honey is an organisation of Hong Kong beekeepers & designers established in January 2010 with an aim to communicate the value of bees & the benefits of locally produced honey. They love to share their beekeeping stories & their passion for local art & designs; things that communicate a true Hong Kong spirit.
They have also created a network of design-focused initiatives such as urban bee farms, a beekeeping consultancy & unique café collaborations, one of which hopefully would be with mine in the upcoming few months.
The location I visited was their bee farm in Ngau Tau Kok. Having seen how rooftops are often used in HK, mostly for hanging clothes or storage, Michael hoped to promote the idea of using them as a space for rearing bees instead. It was the first time I came into such close contact with bees, and the first time I haven’t felt threatened by their abundant presence (after Michael’s assurance that they are friendly creatures).
HK Honey can be purchased from Kapok at 3 Sun Street, Hong Kong. For more information visit their website,