Pioneers in Their Field
Bees Unlimited, established in 2008 and based in Siem Reap Province, has long been the leader in Cambodia when it comes to promoting the practices of rafter beekeeping and sustainable honey-harvesting; early on, it also implemented a comprehensive village-based beekeeping program that combined appropriate technology with hands-on, practical training in indigenous bee beekeeping.
Bees Unlimited, specializing in Rafter Beekeeping and Sustainable Honey-harvesting, helps traditional Honey-Hunters and Rafter Beekeepers, and has been available to assist international organizations, non-governmental organizations, local communities, and individuals where the potential for such activities in Cambodia exist.
We've worked with the following bees:
|Apis dorsata||Apis florea|
Contact Bees Unlimited to learn how you can make a difference for good when it comes to beekeeping and sustainable honey-harvesting in Cambodia; and, while visiting Siem Reap, pleae don't hesitate to contact Bees Unlimited to arrange a tour to a local community, where rafter beekeeping may be observed.
Bees Unlimited not only helped steer the 60-odd rafter beekeepers of NW Cambodia away from one-cut-take-all harvesting; it is also took the unique--and dying--centuries-old tradition of rafter beekeeping to another level, by introducing it and sustainable honey-harvesting to other communities in Cambodia.
A lot has changed in and around Siem Reap since 2008! The forest habitat of the bees has been decimated; prime areas of bee forage have been razed for crops like black pepper and cassava; bee colonies are ransacked for their brood, which is sold to and eaten by an ever-increasing local population that cares little about the environment and the importance of bees.
These are bad times not just for honeybees but also for rafter beekeepers, and even Bees Unlimited... We're having to focus less on bees and more on our Eco Tours, albeit at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has decimated tourism in Cambodia and the rest of the world. We look ahead now, in Siem Reap, for better days to come!!
Unauthorized use of any of the photos on this site,
without consent of the author, is prohibited.