Big Buzz At Trang Hotel

    (15 May) Guests to Ruaratchada Hotel in Trang province are treated to a unique holiday experience: giant beehive populated by tens of thousands of bees hanging next to the hotel building.

    The beehive, 1 meter wide and 1.2 meter long in half circle shape, is located near the 3rd floor conference room. There are also 2 smaller beehives close by, with the bee population adding up to over 100,000 bees buzzing around the area daily.

    Mr.Jakkrit Supeerajit, manager of the hotel, said that every year, the bees would build their hives near the eaves of the building and along the trees in the hotel’s vicinity in July and the bees would leave the vicinity around May.

    Usually, the beehives are small and scattered, however, this year’s hive size is unprecedented, and it keeps on growing.

    Earlier in the year, he said, some locals have asked to break the beehive up to gather honey, but the hotel would not allow it since they did not want to bother the bees and cause any danger to the staff and guests in the area.

    The bees have been nesting at this hotel for years and have never been attacked or provoked, the manager told our correspondent.

    Thus, Mr. Jakkrit believes that the giant beehive is a good omen for the hotel because there had been more guests and customers at the hotel. The new management team that started 2 years ago agree that none of the bees in the vicinity of the hotel should be harmed and forbids the staff to disrupt the bees in any way since they will migrate to another location every time.

    As for the possibility of letting the public visit the beehive, Mr.Jakkrit said those who are interested should contact the hotel beforehand and permission to enter the area would be granted on a case by case basis.

    The doors and windows of the hotel building near the hive remains shut and locked for the safety of the bees.

    Bees and people can coexist peacefully, Mr. Jakkrit said.

    Pol.Col. Chairat Karnchananet, Muang Trang police superintendent, said owner of the hotel might be held responsible should the bees attack and seriously injure anyone, but he added that the public or hotel guests should not worry too much.

    When you go to a park, you are at risk of being stung by bees that live among the trees, too, Pol.Col. Chairat said.The beehive, 1 meter wide and 1.2 meter long in half circle shape, is located near the 3rd floor conference room. There are also 2 smaller beehives close by, with the bee population adding up to over 100,000 bees buzzing around the area daily.

    Mr.Jakkrit Supeerajit, manager of the hotel, said that every year, the bees would build their hives near the eaves of the building and along the trees in the hotel’s vicinity in July and the bees would leave the vicinity around May.

    Usually, the beehives are small and scattered, however, this year’s hive size is unprecedented, and it keeps on growing.

    Earlier in the year, he said, some locals have asked to break the beehive up to gather honey, but the hotel would not allow it since they did not want to bother the bees and cause any danger to the staff and guests in the area.

    The bees have been nesting at this hotel for years and have never been attacked or provoked, the manager told our correspondent.

    Thus, Mr. Jakkrit believes that the giant beehive is a good omen for the hotel because there had been more guests and customers at the hotel. The new management team that started 2 years ago agree that none of the bees in the vicinity of the hotel should be harmed and forbids the staff to disrupt the bees in any way since they will migrate to another location every time.

    As for the possibility of letting the public visit the beehive, Mr.Jakkrit said those who are interested should contact the hotel beforehand and permission to enter the area would be granted on a case by case basis.

    The doors and windows of the hotel building near the hive remains shut and locked for the safety of the bees.

    Bees and people can coexist peacefully, Mr. Jakkrit said.

    Pol.Col. Chairat Karnchananet, Muang Trang police superintendent, said owner of the hotel might be held responsible should the bees attack and seriously injure anyone, but he added that the public or hotel guests should not worry too much.

    When you go to a park, you are at risk of being stung by bees that live among the trees, too, Pol.Col. Chairat said.