Bees Unlimited Siem Reap

Pitcher Plants

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There’s something about carnivorous plants that fascinate everyone from budding botanists to hard-core technophiles—and well they should. These plants that trap insects and arachnids, then devour and digest them with the aid of their own enzymes, are unique to the plant kingdom. Below is a sampling of pitcher plants from the Siem Reap area.

As a delightful alternative to a temple tour, visitors now have an opportunity to discover this intriguing flora, and the kleptoparasitic spiders that exploit insects that fall prey to these fascinating plants, by accompanying Bees Unlimited on a Rafter Beekeeping Tour to Siem Reap’s own "Pitcher Plant Paradise". But be forewarned: we're talking leech-infested water here...

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