M’sia eyes global honey market with kelulut bee


Agro tourism: Kelulut bee entreprenuer Jafri Safar, who has eight years of experience in bee farming, receives about 200 to 300 tourists a month on his bee farms in Merbok, Sungai Petani and Sik.
— Bernama

KUALA NERUS: They are just three to five millimetres in size each but the tiny kelulut (stingless bees) or meliponines hold huge potential of making Malaysia a major player in the global honey market.

The bees are much more docile than the ordinary honey bee and can be easily bred on a large scale, said Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) scientist Assoc Prof Dr Wan Iryani Wan Ismail.

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