24 May '11, 1pm

Bee season: Urban beekeeping in Hong Kong [VIDEO] via @grist

Take three minutes out of your day to watch this absolutely beautiful short video portrait of Michael Leung, a product designer and beekeeper in Hong Kong. (It's part of a promotional campaign for Nokia called "Success Redefined ," but don't let that put you off.) Leung is the founder of HK Honey: HK Honey is an organisation of Hong Kong beekeepers, artists & designers who aim to communicate the value of bees to the human food chain & the benefits of locally produced honey. With a network of bee farms and a design studio, Michael and HK Honey harvest local honey & design products and services relating to urban beekeeping. The film elegantly juxtaposes bees in their hives with images of the hivelike skyscrapers where people live. This is a city terribly short on green space, where awareness of food sources is nearly absent. In this context, bees are more than pollinators --...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/urban-agriculture/2011-05-24-bee-sea...

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