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Stingless bee nest for housing area in Malaysia

Abdul Rahman, Julaila and Amer, Nur Kamaliah and Atef, Nagwaen and Halim, Mohd Azam (2019) Stingless bee nest for housing area in Malaysia. Design Ideals, 1 (2). pp. 14-19.

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Meliponiculture is an activity of stingless beekeeping, where the colony of stingless bees extracted from the wild for the purpose of profit. It is the art and science of keeping stingless bees for honey, pollen, resin and ecological services. With the managing of bees in artificial hives, it enables beekeeper to propagate colonies and produce products such as honey, pollen and propolis. This study aims to propose a suitable design for stingless bee nest, which will be using in a small housing area in Malaysia. Colonies of G. Thoracica were used to study the nest structure and growth, foraging activity and morphometry of worker bee. With this study, it is hoped that many more users can involve in meliponiculture for domestic purposes, which will also contribute to the Malaysian economy in general.

Item Type: Article (Bulletin)
Additional Information: 7135/77910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stingless Bees, Bee nest
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Julaila Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 09:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77910

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