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New animals at Dokmai Garden

February 19, 2012

Ronny Willman was just here with three bee hives. Their arrival to Dokmai Garden is good timing, the onset of longan blossom. Dimocarpus longan, Sapindaceae, is a native fruit tree commonly grown in the Chiang Mai valley here in northern Thailand. We save the many details about tropical beekeeping for the bee demonstration on March 10, and we urge you to send us a note if you intend to come ( We already have five participants registered.

Honeybees can be easily transported by car. Here they have arrived at Dokmai Garden under the supervision of professional beekeeper Ronny Willman and his wife.

Ketsanee and Eric

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Will permalink
    February 19, 2012 1:28 PM

    Do Thai bees have the same problems with their colonies collapsing as in the US?

    • February 19, 2012 9:15 PM

      Dear Bill,

      Let us save the question for a professional answer by Ronny.

      Cheers, Eric

    • Ronny Willman permalink
      February 20, 2012 3:04 PM

      I haven’t heard of any collapsing colonies in Thailand and Thai beekeeping is very different to both US and European beekeeping.
      The bees are the same, Apis mellifera, but that’s almost the only thing in common.
      We will discuss more about this when we meet on 10 March


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