|URBAN BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP - BACK IN SPRING
It's been over two years since we starting keeping bees in Hong Kong's urban environment and we're pleased to let you know that our seven beehives at our Ngau Tau Kok rooftop farm are doing great!
Photo of Jules from our June workshop
|NGAU TAU KOK CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP
We've recently started our beeswax candle making workshops in Ngau Tau Kok, one floor below our rooftop farm!
At our workshop we'll be upcycling some objects found around our studio in Ngau Tau Kok. And of course, they'll be a nice tour of our rooftop and HK Farm : )
The workshop includes:
- HK Honey introduction
- Tour of HK Farm
- Making 2 upcycled natural beeswax candles
- HK Honey tea and cake
Class of 12 people maximum. Bilingual (English and Cantonese)
Please visit our Shop to book your place
|MR. MAN'S BEEKEEPING COURSE
Mr. Man and his wife have a beautiful bee farm tucked away in a village in Kam Tin, Hong Kong. They have around 50 beehives next to a lake populated with herons, fish and turtles.
Mr. and Mrs. Man also grew up in Mainland China. They keep Chinese and Western bees. Mr. Man prefers Western bees and says they are "more behaved" than Chinese bees.
Mr. and Mrs. Man also taught Michael how to keep bees and harvest honey from the beehive.
Our bee farm is on a 4,000 square foot rooftop farm in Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong. We occassionally do private tours for different companies who want to know more about what we do and how nature can thrive in the urban environment.
We harvest fresh herbs from our rooftop to make honey tea and we also bake honey biscuits for tea time.
It's great to see people get out of office mode and enjoy our rooftop with their colleagues.
Please email us if you would like us to do a private tour.
Photo: Michael doing a presentation on Biodiversity in Hong Kong for Bloomberg Hong Kong.
|PRIVATE CANDLE-MAKING WORKSHOPS
HK Honey also do private candle-making workshops for companies, shops, cafes, families, etc. Each workshop can be tailored to your needs - such as the location or candle design.
We recently done a private candle-making workshop for Whitespace in their studio. Whitespace is a design consultancy that provides creative direction and branding services. They have a beautiful studio in Sheung Wan, with white walls, a black piano, a thorough design book collection and some very nice furniture. Danielle, the creative director, wanted to treat her team to a creative team bonding activity and asked us to come and do a presentation and candle-making workshop.
We decided to do something special and design a new candle that is unique for each member of the team and is a discreet nod to one facet of Whitespace's talents - typography. We also served honey tea and baked a honey cake in the studio. Along with the melted beeswax, the studio was smelling very nice that Friday.
Please email us if you would like us to do a private workshop
Photo: Silicone candle moulds for Whitespace candle
|HK HONEY SPONGE CAKE
For every candle-making workshop we bake a honey sponge cake that doesn't use sugar but instead uses our local honey as a natural and healthier sweetener.
We serve the cake on our HK Honey trays that are made from the same wood we use to make our beehives.
Here is Bo's recipe - enjoy : )
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