Singapore Bee Encounters

Reported in Benefits of Honey E-News

Singapore bee encounters are a big deal?

Recent media reports of several beehives encounters in the neighbourhoods of Singapore have caught my attention. If you find it intriguing that these incidents are treated as news-worthy and are even reported by national media, you are probably not a local. Yes, by head-knowledge, the people here do know that bees are a vital part of the eco system, but in day to day living here, they are considered rare and dangerous, a menace.

You have to understand that in a setting imbued with city ways and highly encroached by science, technology, and innovation, the bees and the creatures from the nature are not top of mind for the urban populace. In fact, when beehives are ever sighted, they cause a stir and commotion, and are immediately reported, destroyed, and removed by the pest controllers.

Hold on a second, this is bizarre, did you say “pest controllers”? Bees are feared?

Yes, I did, but not erroneously. Hey, were you thinking of “beekeepers” instead?…Well, I’m afraid they don’t exist here.

More related stories in:

1. You have just moved here and wish to take up beekeeping in your backyard as a hobby? Read this article as an orientation on the subject first: Keeping Bees in Singapore.

2. All bee hives sighted and reported by the public are removed by pest controllers. More in Bee Removal in Singapore.

Strange, but harmless bees can actually cause a disturbing stir in the neighbourhoods of Singapore.

Strange, but harmless bees can actually cause a disturbing stir in the neighbourhoods of Singapore.

Singapore does not have any beekeeping activities, but ironically, it is one of the largest honey trading country in the world.

Singapore does not have any beekeeping activities, but ironically, it is one of the largest honey trading country in the world.


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