Huatan’s jasmines attract thousands of honey bees

 

An event held by Huatan Farmer’s Association in Changhua to promote jasmine products on June 26 has been swarmed by families as well as thousands of honey bees.

 

Huatan Farmer’s Association advocates organic and pesticide -free jasmines, director-general Ku Pi-chi (顧碧琪) of the association said, and these bees can recognize the benefits of pesticide-free jasmine, joked Ku.

 

Under the banner “Jasmine Huatan; Take off Your Dreams,” the event featured various activities such as jasmine tea-making demonstration, jasmine-themed poetry creation, and jasmine-flavored rice dumpling tasting to promote chemical-free jasmine cultivation industry, local production, and local consumption.

 

During the event, thousands of honey bees swarmed to the fresh and pesticide-free jasmine flowers exhibited at the venue, drawing attention of the public. Firefighters had been called to the scene but nobody was stung by the bees.

 

Huatan currently host three hectares of pesticide-free jasmine plantation, said Ku. As the public awareness of food safety rises, sales channels of jasmine have expanded, with many hotels starting to use pesticide-free jasmine. Moreover, more than 30 farmer’s associations from across Taiwan as well as delegations from Japan and Southeast Asia have come to learn experience from Huatan’s transformation.

 

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The jasmine promotional event held by Huatan Farmer’s Association on June 26 in Changhua attracts thousands of honey bees.

 

The public is attracted by honey bees that swarmed to jasmine flowers displayed at the promotional event held by Huatan Farmer’s Association on June 26.

 

 

Honey bees swarmed into jasmine flowers displayed at the promotional event held by Huatan Farmer’s Association on June 26.