||1- Madu Kadat - (Honey from Kudat
2- Madu Tualang - (Honey from Tualang Trees)
MADU TUALANG - Honey from
The tualang tree is a majestic emergent tree of the Southeast
This tree is best know for the disk shaped honeycombs which hang
from its horizontal branches.
Towering above the canopy the tualang can reach 250 feet, or the 30
stories in height.
These trees can be found growing in the lowland forests of southern
Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, northeastern Sumatra, Borneo, and
The tree habitat in primary tropical rainforest. They prefer damp
locations along rivers, in valleys, and the lower slopes of hills.
BEE KEEPING PROJECT
Bee keeping is one of KPD's projects implemented through Contract
Farming with farmers. It was started in 1991 in :
1- Kota Marudu
In the early stages of this project, a research was carried out in
Kota Marudu (1980) with the assistance of a bee expert from Canada,
Scott Fairbairn. In 1984 KPD sent two officers to University
Pertanian Malaysia (now known as Universiti Putra Malaysia) to study
the techniques of bee keeping. Later in 1985 another bee experts
from Canada, Dale Hooge came to assist KPD in bee keeping until
1988. The project was further developed into a Contract Farming
project because the honey production was encouraging and suitable
for socio-economic projects.
Honey Bee Centre
A Bee Keeping factory build by KPD -
Korporasi Pembangunan Desa in Sikuati, Kudat District, this centre process
honey bought from participants and bottled before being sent to KPD
Marketing Complex in Teluk Likas for marketing purposes. The
installation of modern equipments such as vacuum dryers in the
factory has enhanced the quality of honey produced by KPD. In
addition, Borneo Honey Bee Centre has become a centre for bee
keeping courses and training.
KPD’s honey products which was given a brand name Borneo Tropical
Honey has obtained the HALAL certification and MS-ISO 9001:2000,
which was later upgraded to MS-ISO 9001:2008 in 2010.
After tasting the pure honey, you may like to visit a bee farm in
Sabah. Welcome to :
Gombizau Honey Bee Farm