Honey Museum Leisure Farm

Introduction of the Spot

Settling down by following the fragrance of the flowers, the family went on a 3000-km expedition.

The family has engaged in beekeeping for 75 years. As the third generation, the eldest sister Cheng Shu-Ting is responsible for operating the Honey Museum. The most unforgettable memory for her is how she followed her parents to keep bees around Taiwan. At first, they could pick honey wherever there were flowers. However, like shepherds, they had to migrate to wherever grass and water were available. She still remembers that the kindergarten teacher often asked her, “Will you be attending school tomorrow?”

Influenced by the change of the environment, health, etc., Cheng Shu-Ting’s father Cheng Qi once thought about giving up on beekeeping. By chance, he went to Chiang Mai, Thailand with his skills and experience. In 10 years, he became the “king of bees” and managed 50 million bees. However, without forgetting his origins, he returned to Taiwan to start a new undertaking. Introducing rarely seen low-temperature airtight honey condensers, he was able to produce better quality honey. Bringing his experience of success for young beekeepers, he hoped to mobilize and enhance the overall industry. It has been 15 years since the establishment of the Honey Museum with honey of their own brand.

Without bees, there is no honey. Bees only live in good environments.

In 2005, Cheng Qi opened a small shop by Green Tunnel, Gukeng, Yunlin, to sell honey dishes that he developed. He also sold honey and related products that he produced on his own. The shop was highly acclaimed. Cheng Qi discovered that tourists not only want to shop for products, but are also interested in beekeeping and the honey making process. The following year, he established the Honey Museum to promote beekeeping through storytelling and acquaint the general public with the importance of bees.

Bees are not only producers but also ecological indicators. Bees are the media that connect humans and land and protect nature. With bees making honey, plants can multiply and grow. In recent years, affected by pesticides, water source pollution, and climate change, bees have not been able to thrive, further influencing agricultural development. Ten years ago, the Honey Museum initiated the “releasing bees in the field” project, seeking farmers willing to adopt eco-friendly farming by providing bees to pollinate the flowers in the field for free to increase harvest and yield rate. Furthermore, he made contracts with more than a hundred beekeepers to maintain their income and the stable production of honey in Taiwan.