Apart from tea gardens or strawberry farms, the Cameron Highlands have several honeybee farms. These honey bee farms were established to produce honey. They grow various flowers as the honey bees’ food source. The honey bees will extract nectars which are then converted into honey. These honey bee farms also sell their honey and some other honey-related products. The honey bee farms also teach a lot of facts regarding honey bees and honey. A visit to a honey bee farm can be very productive and fruitful. The honey bee farms in Cameron Highlands are quite well maintained which makes visiting them worthwhile. The more established and better honey bee farms among them is the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm which will be a great destination to visit.
A big honey bee art at the entrance of Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm. (Image Credit: Flickr//bong soon lung good)
Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm
Location of Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm:
NO 75, BATU 43, GREEN COW, 39100, Brinchang, Pahang
How to get to Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm:
A. Join a tour that includes the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm as part of the itinerary.
B. Drive yourself to the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm.
C. Take a taxi
Visiting hours of Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm:
Daily – 8.00AM to 7.00PM
Is entrance free at Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm:
Yes, entrance is free.
Boxes of honey bee hives placed on the slope in the bee farm. (Image Credit: vgotravel)
The Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm is an apiary located at Kea Farm near Brinchang. The bee farm has a very old history as it has already gone through 3 generations which indicates the farm’s experience in the industry. The workers in the bee farm are very experienced and well trained for their tasks. Besides that, they are also very knowledgeable about honey and beekeeping. The workers will be more than willing to provide tourists with information about honey bees. The farm’s experience in the field is well known both locally and internationally where honey bee farmers often visit them to learn and exchange idea on honey bee farming. Unlike most of the other attractions, the entrance into the honey bee farm is free.
The large honey bee farm consists of the different section which includes shopping gallery, an indoor maze for children which is charged, vegetable market, mini-museum and cafeteria within the main building. There are a few things to do in Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm such as tour the bee farm enclosure, buy souvenirs from the shopping gallery, visit the mini museum and chill at the cafeteria. Once you enter into the sanctuary, you can see bees flying all around to the flowers to collect nectars. You can see many beehive boxes in the garden and a few cute statues of bees. Do not worry too much as bees usually do not sting people unless they are provoked or their hive is being intruded. The honey produced in the bee farm is 100 per cent natural honey. For visitors who love buying honey as a gift, the gift shop sells a wide range of honey-related products.
You can learn more about honey bees at the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm. (Image Credit: Flickr//Chee Hoe Chin)
Facts of Honey Bees
Honey bees are very important to flowers, fruits and vegetables. They help other plants grow with the transfer of pollen between male and female parts to grow seeds and fruit. Honey bees live in hives or colonies which consists of three types such as queen, workers and drones. One hive has only one queen bee that runs it. The queen’s job is to lay eggs. It can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day! Worker bees are all female where they need to do all sorts of work for the hive. Worker bees need to find food, build and protect the hive, clean the hive by flapping their wings. The only bees that we can see flying outside of the hives are worker bees. Drones are male bees which their purpose is to mate with the queen bee. However, when there is a food shortage, drones are kicked out of the hive.