Lebah Kelulut

A hive for kelulut, Malaysia’s wild honey bee.  They are in the genus Trigona, where the bees are small and stingless. Not quite as efficient an operation as the box hives of Apis honeybees, but it sure beats climbing up the trees.  It seems as though some efforts have been made to commercialize kelulut operations, and there are a fair number of websites selling Malaysian Trigona honey.

In a previous post, I talked about wild honey in Malaysia and some of the practices associated with harvesting honey from Apis dorsata honeybees.