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Beehives

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:56 am
by bitcambodia
Anyone know where to get 'em? I'm in the market for a couple used ones if anyone is selling.
Thanks!

Re: Beehives

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:33 am
by Duncan
bitcambodia wrote:Anyone know where to get 'em? I'm in the market for a couple used ones if anyone is selling.
Thanks!
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.

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Re: Beehives

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:48 am
by frank lee bent
If you want apis mellifera, you will have to go to vietnam.
none in cambodia that i can find.

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:32 am
by OrangeDragon
http://www.beesunlimited.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:55 am
by frank lee bent
they are all playing around with apis florea, experimentally in cambodia- a poor candidate for honey production.
the thais use a foolish system introduced by the taiwanese,
vietnam has it's act together.

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:41 am
by OrangeDragon
from the sound of that site, they're using apis dorsata.

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
by frank lee bent
then it is even worse as they migrate to the mountains annually.
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.

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:02 am
by OrangeDragon
Looks like this group is doing apis mellifera in Pursat:
http://www.beeworldproject.org/project-10-Pursat" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:06 am
by OrangeDragon
Though, they are saying they had pretty good wet season results as well in 2009 (not sure if the site's been updated with current info or if that was the only time):
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.

Re: Beehives

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:02 am
by frank lee bent
sorry, i should have said "commercial" success.
NGO's experiment where enterprise has failed in many instances.