Using the sustainable harvest method, they don’t remove the whole hive, leaving a few centimeters of the stem left where some honey must be ensured to remain. The remaining honey makes the bees keep collecting the nectars and after two weeks we can collect honey again.
In the past, honey was sold in used beer bottles, and was priced at about IDR25.000/bottle. The price has been rising, to IDR30.000, IDR35.000 and keeps rising. Now Rumah Madu pays IDR65.000 per kilogram of harvested honey. This is very profitable for honey hunters. This video directed by Een Irawan Putra.
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