1- Madu Kadat - (Honey from Kudat Town farm)
2- Madu Tualang - (Honey from Tualang Trees)


MADU TUALANG - Honey from Tualang Tree
The tualang tree is a majestic emergent tree of the Southeast Asia rainforests.
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 Palawan.
The tree habitat in primary tropical rainforest. They prefer damp locations along rivers, in valleys, and the lower slopes of hills.


Bee keeping is one of KPD's projects implemented through Contract Farming with farmers. It was started in 1991 in :
1- Kota Marudu
2- Matunggong
3- Kudat
4- Pitas
5- Sipitang
6- Ranau
7- Telupid

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.

Borneo 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

The packing of honey available for sales in Kundasang are in two type of bottling :
A- The home bottled by individual families.
B- Commercially bottled in honey processing centers.


The quality of honey are of two types:
1- Honey from wild jungle honey
2- Honey from farm honey


Madu Hutan - Jungle Honey
Madu Pelihara - Farm Honey
Royal Jally - Royal Jelly from Farm Bees

Big Bottle : Rm 25.00
Small Bottle : Rm 15.00


Wild Jungle Honey of Borneo

The bottled jungle honey are harvested from the rain forests in Sabah.
Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals. Local people traditionally used honey for sore throats, flu, and as cream for skin burns.

Traditional use of wild honey by the indigenous people of Borneo.

1- For Regulating Blood Pressure
2- For cold, cough and congested chest
3- For asthma symptoms relieve
4- For improving eye sight



Honey Bees of Borneo:
Exploring the Centre of Apis Diversity Hardcover

by Nikolaus Koeniger, Gudrun Koeniger, Salim Tingek

This book is a reliable and fascinating guide to one of Borneo's natural wonders the diversity of honey bees, their intriguing societies and their adaptations to the complex tropical environment.

The richness of their honey stores are described

The outstanding taste and quality honey of indigenous Asian bees is acknowledged and its unjustified degrading by honey standards of the western Apis mellifera is exposed. Sustainable keeping of indigenous bees for honey production in Asia must gain more momentum!