Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Gombizau Honey Bee Farm in Kudat
The Gombizau Honey Bee Farm is located in Kampung Gombizau in Matunggong, a sub-district situated 43 kilometers south of Kudat city, where one of the economical activities for the village community is
honey bee farming. There are over a hundred bee cages in the bee farm.
The Honey Bee Farm was started and established over ten years ago, and the bee farm produces honey both for the local consumptions as well as to be sold in bottles for those who are akin to the sweet taste of raw honey.
For many generations, the people of Kampung Gombizau has been consuming raw honey as it is believed and has been proven to possess remedial properties; other than being able to lend its superior taste to food when used in cooking.
In the Honey Bee Farm, visitors will be able to observe how a bee farm is managed. The owners of the farm will take you around the honey bee farm to give details explanation about the processes involves in honey bee farming. They will often get a taste of raw honey straight from the honeycomb. Other than that, there are also rubber trees planted at the bee farm. Therefore, visitors can also witness the traditional method of rubber tapping and rubber rolling. This is also a place where you can see the concept of integrated farming being practiced by the local people.
If you are staying at one of the nearby Rungus Longhouse, you can inform the longhouse operator to arrange for your visit to this farm.
Entrance fees charged are as follows:
Adults (12 years and above) – RM5
Children (6 to 12 years old) – RM3
Children (6 years and below) – Free of charge
How to Get There
If you are coming from Kota Kinabalu, take a bus heading to Matunggong or Kudat (From Terminal Bas Jalan Padang), bus fare per person is approximately RM18. Buses are available from 7.30am to 5pm. Do communicate with the bus driver/ bus conductor regarding the drop off point. Some of the bus driver will be kind enough to take you directly to the Honey Bee Farm at no extra charges.
On the other hand, visitors can also choose to take a taxi from the Kota Kinabalu Taxi Station (near Merdeka Field) for approximately RM300 per taxi/way. Otherwise, rent a car from authorized car rental companies or request for car rental service from the hotel lobby. Car rental fee depending on the type of car starts from RM 96.00 - RM180.00 per car/day. Have a nice trip to Gombizau Honey Bee Farm Kudat
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