Honey is one of the most valuable natural products, not only a nutritious food but also has several health benefits.
Oftentimes, it is used in traditional, alternative medicinal practices. Women especially use honey for skincare. The increasing of demand for forest honey yields business opportunities. Therefore it is important to ensure that forest honey continues to be a Pangan Bijak commodity.
The forest honey from Danau Sentarum is produced by giant bee (Apis dorsata) so called due to its big body size. These bees can be easily found in dense forest areas such as in Kalimantan, Sumatera, Sulawesi, Papua and Nusa Tenggara. The presence of Apis dorsata bee can indicate forest ecosystem health level.
Kelompok petani madu di Danau Sentarum, Kabupaten Kapuas Hulu, Kalimantan Barat
Non Timber Forest Product – Exchange Program