The first recorded sustainable honey-harvest of a rafter here took place in 2005. Although still too early to to gauge the overall impact of this introduced innovation on the local Giant Honeybee population, it is certainly fair to say that sustainable harvesting does play an important role in reversing the negative trend.
By working to promote, encourage, and engage in sustainable honey-harvesting of Giant Honeybee colonies, Bees Unlimited hopes this practice will one day become an integral part of the rafter beekeeping tradition, and eventually carry over to the wider honey-hunting communities of Cambodia.
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Why not contact Bees Unlimited--Your Temple Tour Alternative for a tour, and an opportunity to witness sustainable honey-harvesting in person...
keeping in mind that this normally (but not always) takes place between November and April.
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