I had the privilege to study the ‘tree’ bees and their honey.
Before I proceed, I would like to make some clarifications.. I have no idea what bee species this is, it looks very similar to the carpenter bee, without the sting, HOWEVER do keep honey and makes their honey from tree sap rather than flower pollen.
Having said that, here is some photographs.
The tree trunk where the ‘tree’ bees stay.. the box on top is where the bees keep their honey (they keep it on top..)
Note the little hole towards the bottom of the lumber? That is the ‘door’ of the bees.. they enter and exit from there..
And here it is.. us harvesting the honey..
Here is a video clip:
Location: Gemas, Negeri Sembilan