Unlike the neighbouring countries of Thailand and Vietnam, where there is an age-old tradition of keeping Asian Hive Honeybees, there is no such tradition in Cambodia; however, the Bees Unlimited team has, in recent years, played a major role in introducing low-input, appropriate technology beekeeping to farmers in NW Cambodia. Swarms are caught, and feral colonies transferred to top-bar hives set up at family homes. Honey-production is insignificant, but increased fruit and field crop yields due to pollination by these very useful insects, cannot be ignored or underestimated.
Bees Unlimited is helping to make farmers aware of their value, by showing them how to transfer feral colonies, keep and manage the bees, and exploit them for financial gain.
Keen to observe honeybees during your visit to Cambodia? Then join Bees Unlimited--Your Temple Tour Alternative, on a Bee Tour.
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