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Beekeeper Yip Ki-hok, 62, blows bees off a honeycomb after removing their honey-filled nest on a hillside in Hong Kong.High up in the hills above Hong KongBeekeeper Yip Ki-hok, 62, blows bees off a honeycomb after removing their honey-filled nest on a hillside in Hong Kong.High up in the hills above Hong Kong (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

Hong Kong (AFP) – High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees — a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China’s famine years.

While most new beekeepers buy insects from those with already established colonies, Yip prefers a more organic method, trekking into the hills and catching wild bees

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