Braving The Swamp and The Wild Forest For Gelam
Every year in July to August, our team will go deeper in the swamp area into the wild forest to harvest Gelam Honey.
Gelam Honey (GH) is one of Malaysian wild monofloral honeys produced by Apisdorsata bees. The main nectar as well as the pollen collected by the bees are from the plant named Melaleucacajupati Powell or locally known as the “Gelam tree”. The plant belongs to the Myrtaceae family.
GH is produced in large amounts in the state of Terengganu on the eastern coast of peninsular Malaysia, where these mangrove trees grow abundantly. Locally in Malaysia, the timber of gelam is known as kayu putih and has a tall evergreen tree of 24 meter height.