Issues and challenges for entrepreneur in the stingless bee industry

Issues and challenges for entrepreneur in the stingless bee industry. Geografia-Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 16 (4). pp. 102-116. ISSN 2180-2491 (2020)


The existence of public awareness on healthy eating makes stingless bee honey among the products that are in high demand. However, its supply is low in the market, due to the existence of various issues and challenges that threaten revenue production. Furthermore, the number of entrepreneurs who venture into this field is still at a minimum. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the issues and challenges faced by stingless beekeeping entrepreneurs in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. The combined design of quantitative and qualitative research methods was implemented on 32 stingless beekeeping entrepreneurs. The results of the study found that physical disorders involving pests and diseases, monkeys, insect-eating birds, and theft of logs by humans are major issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Disruption of human economic activities such as deforestation, use of pesticides in agricultural areas and forest fires, as well as seasonal factors and low level of knowledge of entrepreneurs in the production process are also issues and challenges in stingless beekeeping activities. Therefore, the strong involvement of entrepreneurs in the stingless beekeeping industry needs to get strong support from agricultural agencies and other support agencies in providing advisory and expansion services. In addition, Research and Development on the potential of stingless bee should be intensified to reduce the risks and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Exposure to the use of 4.0 technology in bee farming needs to be extended to entrepreneurs to produce competitive entrepreneurs in line with the development of the Agricultural Revolution 4.0.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Challenges, Industry, Stingless bee, Stingless bee honey, Production process, Entrepreneurs
Taxonomy: By Subject > Entrepreneurship > Business Fundamentals
By Subject > Entrepreneurship > Business Planning
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 23:19
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 09:03
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