- Sir Duncan
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Let us know how you get on , as I have kept bees before and would be willing to invest in a few and have a village person look after them in return for a percentage of the honey.bitcambodia wrote:Anyone know where to get 'em? I'm in the market for a couple used ones if anyone is selling.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
none in cambodia that i can find.
the thais use a foolish system introduced by the taiwanese,
vietnam has it's act together.
anything but apis mellifera absconds frequently and "management" only amounts to wild harvest.
numerous attempts have been made with non mellifera bees for 100 years with poor results in all countries tried.
all this stuff abt a.Cerana and florea is frankly hippy bullshit.
the vietnamese know how to practise apiculture in the region, the thais less so, but still manage an output.
in australia, tropical conditions can still average 70 kg/year.
but we don't have varroa here yet unlike SE Asia.
no doubt cambodia has good potential for apiculture given all the rubber plantations ( yes that's right ! rubber ).
sugar palms, all the soapberry family ( lychee, rambutan, longan, pulasan etc ) are good honey flora.
Interestingly enough, 2009 was the first year in living memory of local honey-hunters that Apis dorsata colonies settled in the rafter beekeeping community during the rainy season months of June and July; with well over 100 colonies taking up residence in the area.
NGO's experiment where enterprise has failed in many instances.
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