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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:56 am
Anyone know where to get 'em? I'm in the market for a couple used ones if anyone is selling.
Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:33 am
bitcambodia wrote:Anyone know where to get 'em? I'm in the market for a couple used ones if anyone is selling.
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.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:48 am
If you want apis mellifera, you will have to go to vietnam.
none in cambodia that i can find.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:32 am
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:55 am
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.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:41 am
from the sound of that site, they're using apis dorsata.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
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.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:02 am
Looks like this group is doing apis mellifera in Pursat:
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:06 am
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.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:02 am
sorry, i should have said "commercial" success.
NGO's experiment where enterprise has failed in many instances.