A review on beekeeping in Malaysia: history, importance and future directions

A review on beekeeping in Malaysia: history, importance and future directions. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 11 (2). pp. 70-80. ISSN 1823-8556 (2016)


This review aims to share the history of Malaysian beekeeping, in order to guide current developments in beekeeping. It is also intended to sustain and promote
the local beekeeping industry. Beekeeping in Malaysia has been practised and first found documented since the Sultanate of Malacca. Today, both traditional and modern
approaches to beekeeping are used locally. Beekeeping is crucial to the conservation and sustainability of the ecosystem. It offers natural pollination, future food security, high income generation, medicinal products, and research opportunities. However, bee domestication, problems with queen rearing, low honey production, inconsistency in quality and the high price of honey, dumping of adulterated honey on the local market,
the lack of a Malaysian honey standard, and no existing body or centre to monitor beekeeping development have become a major challenge. The issues could address, with
the establishment of a Majlis Lebah Negara and a one-stop centre, to guide, monitor and develop Malaysian beekeeping to an exceptional level, for the benefit of all.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Malaysian honey standard, Modern beekeeping, Traditional beekeeping, Ecosystem conservation, Food security, Beekeeping Issues
Taxonomy: By Subject > Plantation & Agrotechnology > Plantation and Agribusiness Management
By Subject > Plantation & Agrotechnology > Aquaculture and Livestock
By Subject > Entrepreneurship > Business Planning
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Depositing User: Atirah Ruslan
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2021 06:38
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 06:38
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