Monday, January 7, 2008

Kampung Gombizau aka Honey Bee Farm

Bites Tale : Although this is my 2nd visit to the Bee Farm.. i forgot we shouldn't have stand too close to the "box"... so when the bees start flying, we get "hit" on really hard by some of them... luckily none of us get stung...

We left Kota Belud at 10.50am and reached Kampung Gombizau at around 12.11pm after a short coffee break at a nearby bus stop in front of a school.


I remembered the 1st time when i visited the Bee Farm in 2005, we need to walk up to the "hill" where they put the bees into little square boxes made of wood scattered around the hill.. But, since it was raining and in order not to let the tourists get themselves wet and step on slippery ground, they have moved one of the bee box to a sheltered area nearby to demonstrate how the honey is collected.


We were greeted by a young man at the ticket counter (RM 3 per person) and were brought to the "demonstration hall". Prior to that, he stuffed some burning leaves into a container and it then produces some smoke that he claimed it will make the bees feel dizzy so that they won't be able to sting.


He warned us not to make any big movements or better still don't make any movement at all , then he pointed the smoke to the box without wasting any time, next, we see lots of bees flying to all directions from the box. Some hit on our body and it feels painful, some were buzzing around our ears and some were flying just in front of our nose...


But, the smoke was not heavy enough to make all the bees leave the honey comb when he took out the honey comb... so he added more smoke to smoke the bees out... From what we could see, this honey comb was a rather "young" one.. normally we could see different shade of "holes" i.e. honey.. the older honey is darker in colour.


Then, a women (carrying a girl) helped to cut the honey and we got our chance to try on fresh honey out of the comb.. i asked the young man whether we could eat the white colour thingy... he said we need to spit that out.. we just need to taste how sweet the honey is.


Before we leave, our guide bought a bottle of honey to bring with us for our remaining journey.


He said that some of us might get sick and honey could be the remedy to "revitalise" us and makes us feel better.. to which he was right!


















Pic : Having occassional stops for "recharge" like this makes us awake!


12 comments:

sting said...

wow! and you managed to take good photos too.. :-) the honey tasted really nice ya

levian said...

i love honey !! its the best n smoothest feeling for the mouth. hehe. :p

cheesecakeerian said...

Gah!! Bees scare me =/

Imagica Chan said...

yer... honey!! yum yum ....

Imagica Chan said...

yer honey got the bee hives some more!! :D

Anonymous said...

I think it's scary to have lots of bees surrounding....

Sweetiepie said...

nice trip!the honey looks so fresh.:)

osindak said...

so fresh the honey oh.. sadap if mix honey and lemon.. yummy...

Sue Sue said...

Wow, this is an interesting trip. The honey must be taste real good.

meatball online said...

hahaha... ya it's scary in deed when so much bees are flying around u.. luckily i'm wearing my glasses... at least got "some" protection when taking pic.

ya, the honey is fresh, sweet but hor.. i'm a bit scared to eat because i dunno whether it's clean to eat it directly.. the white thingy abit "geli".. kakaka

jam said...

I had never been to a bee farm before. Should be very interesting and educational. Thanks for sharing!

meatball online said...

u r welcome jam! i still got a lot to blog about the trip.. but beeeeee zeeeee buzzzz buzzzz oh!

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