Reinventing the honey industry: opportunities of the stingless bee

Reinventing the honey industry: opportunities of the stingless bee. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS), 25 (4). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2180-4303 (2018)


Honey is uniquely produced by honeybees (Apis sp.) and stingless bees (Meliponini sp.) and exhibits tremendous medicinal properties such as antimicrobial, anticarcinogen and anti-oxidant. However, it has not been included as a mainstream approach to disease management and has been disregarded in the modern pharmaceutical era. The stingless bee, which is known locally as lebah kelulut in Malaysia, is an important species that is well adapted for tropical countries and has emerged as an alternative source of honey. The reinventing honey quality (RHQ) project was introduced in 2012 to empower growth in the stingless bee industry, which has a direct impact on the production of high-quality honey. The objectives of the project include transforming the industry into a sustainable source of income for beekeepers, while simultaneously catalysing bee conservation activities for plant and crop pollination, thus becoming a new medium for targeting socio-economies and ecology.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Madu kelulut, Stingless bee, Honey, Socio-economy, Complementary medicine
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Chemistry
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Food Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Bahroni Moojee
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 06:07
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 06:10
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