Sunday, March 5, 2017

Honey bee hives, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The house with honey bees. I went looking for help in harvesting honey, from my single bee box.I was directed to this house in Avissawella. It was a two acre land overgrown with trees and an old bvroken down abandoned house. There were plenty of trees and flowering plants growing in abandon. There were about 50 bee colonies in bee boxes. The owner pointed to the sky overhead with its swarms of bees, making a constant buzz. What an idyllic set-up. Each hive would produce above 6 bottles of honey, twice an year. The market price of a bottle of honey is Rs900/- at present.