4. A dried beehive discovered nearby beehive boxes. / 在蜂箱旁邊的地上檢到已乾透的蜂巢。
5. Lychee picking. / 摘荔枝。
6. Lychee honey drink during a heatwave. / 夏日熱辣辣飲返杯消暑荔枝蜜。
In the last summer, Eunice and I stayed in Ping Che for two days one night to learn farming. It was a super hot summer. After a series of hard farm work, a villager made us lychee honey water for relieving the summer heat. It tasted smelled refreshing and sweet. The lychee honey was made by himself and he had a dozen handmade wooden beehive boxes. Every April, when lychee trees blossom, his honey bees fly to the flowers and collect nectar. So this is how his homemade lychee honey comes from.
A month later, I joined villagers to harvest lychees, which was my first time to pick lychees from the trees. They were super sweet, fleshy and juicy. Villagers even gave me a bag of them so I can continue to enjoy them at home.
The above photos were taken at that time. Few days ago, I flicked through them and they inspire me to make a drawing about the birth of local lychee honey.
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