Propolis and honey produced by stingless bees (Tetragonula laeviceps) posses a high economic value due to their bioactive compounds. In the recent study Dr. M. Yusuf Abduh and his team investigated the effect of cultivation location on the amount and quality of propolis and honey produced by T. laeviceps in Modular Tetragonula Hives. This study shows that cultivation of stingless bees on a coffee plantation in the studied locations has the potential to provide sustainable production of propolis and honey.
Abduh, MY., Adam, A., Fadhlullah, M., Putra, RE., Manurung, R. 2020. Production of propolis and honey from Tetragonula laeviceps cultivated in Modular Tetragonula Hives. Heliyon 6: e05405
Full paper is published in Heliyon : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05405
Image (first page):
Tetragonula laeviceps and Tetragonula Bee Hives (background image)
(source: Dr. M. Yusuf Abduh personal documentation )
Profile of Dr. M. Yusuf Abduh : https://sith.itb.ac.id/en/yusufabduh/