Bee Tour... Rafter Beekeeping
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Bees Unlimited offers passionate beekeepers the opportunity of a life-time: a chance to interact with traditional Cambodian honey-hunters, photograph Giant Honeybees at eye-level, and document sustainable honey-harvesting of Apis dorsata colonies.
Scenic, 1-hour drive from Siem Reap, past villages and rice paddies, to the only community in NW Cambodia where the unique tradition of Rafter Beekeeping is practiced. The ecosystem is unusual: several distinct orchid species and a variety of carnivorous plants thrive here. On this tour you may have an opportunity to taste--or even purchase--samples of pure, wild, Cambodian honey directly from local honey-hunters.
No Temple Pass Required. You'll want to bring a hat and wear clothes that will get dirty—long sleeves, loose trousers, and footwear that can be washed. And don't forget your camera!
Season: Nov-April. That said, with a dwindling bee population and fewer and fewer colonies migrating to the Rafter Beekeeping Community these days, a "Rafter Beekeeping Tour"--where we not only observe and photograph bees on rafters, but harvest them sustainably, as well--is now becoming much less of a tour option, and something that we can no longer guarantee.
Price: $70/adult. $35/ea for children ages 5-11; up to age 4, no charge.
To book a tour: Call Dani at 012 436 475;
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