Beekeeping Cambodia is the focus of Bio Logic Cambodia, a social enterprise dedicated to the advancement of beekeeping in Cambodia and other small agriculture as a livelihood for Khmer people. Presently we are working with, CHOICE Cambodia who are building a training centre that will also house a working honey producers cooperative.
Bio Logic offers turnkey project scale training and equipment to private individuals and NGO clients .
Beekeeping is a new industry to Cambodia and previously equipment was all imported.
We are now manufacturing equipment here using superior design suited to the climate at a price that competes with imports.
CHOICE Cambodia charity has purchased a block of land and is in the process of building a dedicated training facility which will house the CHOICE honey producer’s cooperative. Training of key CHOICE staff members Lao Heng, Sok Heng, and Sok An is already well advanced. In addition to honey production, we are rapidly building up bee stocks, and Khmer staff are gaining proficiency with Queen Bee Rearing with very pleasing results.
Queen Bee raised at CHOICE by Bio Logic Cambodia
Something as simple as beekeeping cambodia or better chicken genetics can help make a difference. we are focusing on these two areas at this time.
Just outside of Phnom Penh, and throughout the provinces many people find it a necessity to gather food from nature, including endangered species. They would not do this if they had a better alternative.
Bio Logic Cambodia provides training to impoverished local people free of charge through our work with CHOICE and acts as a paid consultant to those wishing to enter these profitable industries on a commercial basis. Any of the activities mentioned here can be started for a modest sum. Introductory training courses offered monthly.
Until now, pure honey has been very hard to get in Cambodia, and mainly comes from wild native bees, Apis cerana, florea, and dorsata, and mostly adulterated with palm sugar and water.
Sustainable production of managed beehives of Apis mellifera, the European honeybee has been constrained by the lack of equipment and a steady supply of bee stocks.
Both Vietnam and Thailand have thriving honey production industries, our aim is to encourage and educate Khmer and Barang small farmers to enter this industry.
A viable poverty alleviation activity proven successful in Africa, Central and South America for decades,
Almost every Khmer settled area of small lands around villages has the required floral diversity to sustain bees.
Some commercial crops that can produce good honey include sugar palms, coconut plantations, banana and rubber plantations, lychee, longan,coffee, and many other trees can produce good seasonal crops of honey.
If you see honey for sale from local native bees “khmom Prey” it is a good indication that the area is a good producer at least for part of the year.
Bees can fly around 3-5 kilometers to forage and still produce a surplus.
They do need a source of clean water nearby, and of course must be isolated from areas where pesticides are used.
Theft is also a serious consideration, so locate your bee yards near people you trust or they may disappear!
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