It is convenient to go from downtown to Dong Lin Leisure Farm by taking Bus Small 2 at MRT Neihu Station. As the location is so convenient, the farm attracts many groups of tourists who wish to pick strawberries and learn about bee ecology. Visitors can reserve a guided tour in advance. For farming experience activities, tourists can pick strawberries and other seasonal fruits and vegetables in the winter. They can also grow vegetables. Bee ecology and bee identification, introduction to hornets and making anti-mosquito balm with bee wax are popular activities.
The most amazing aspect of the farm is the natural beehive, also named “Taiwan gum.” If you pick a small piece of beehive and chew it, you will taste fragrant honey coming out the second you bite it. The more you bite, the chewier it gets until it resembles chewing gum. Its honey flavor leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth. When you’re finished chewing, the residue remaining is just part of the beehive, mainly made of beeswax. You can either swallow it or spit it out. It is a very rare experience.