Bees Unlimited Siem Reap
Concerning our ECO TOURS: If you're interested in a tour, it's best to Book Early!
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Phone 012 436 475
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2 tuk tuks, maximum, per tour.
NO GROUPS, PLEASE!
PRIVATE TOURS are available for an additional $30/person.
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PLEASE NOTE: No Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday tours.
We're only open for business Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

Highlighting the unique and dying tradition of rafter beekeeping of the Giant Honeybee, Apis dorsata, practiced in several villages not far from Siem Reap, in NW Cambodia... and the efforts of a 3-man team (two of them, traditional honey-hunters/rafter beekeepers) to turn this dry season activity practiced by a few, into a sustainable livelihood to benefit many, and to promote appropriate technology beekeeping of indigenous honeybees.

RAFTER BEEKEEPING: A technique/tradition, where honey-hunters place tree poles—"rafters"—which mimic the large tree branches they normally colonize, at a slight angle and low to the ground, to encourage migrating Giant Honeybees to settle on them. The end result: safe-and-easy access to honey--and an opportunity to view them in person, on a Bee Tour with Bees Unlimited--Your Temple Tour Alternative!

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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:

dorsata florea
Apis dorsata Apis florea
cerana trigona
Apis cerana Trigona

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!!


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