The beehives are no different from ours. On the honeycomb, the whitish upper part has honey cells that are sealed with a layer of beeswax. The middle parts are cells filled with pollen, the color depends on the type of flower visited by the bees. Pollen is the only protein source for nourishing the brood. Some cells contain dolls, which are edible and rich in vitamins and minerals.
A worker showed us how to collect honey. First, he used smoke to neutralize the attack-induced odor (pheromone) released by the bees. They let you taste the taste of raw honey straight from the honeycomb.
The villagers of Kampung Gombizau claim that the raw honey has a healing property. The honey is also able to impart its superior flavor to the food during cooking.
Before I left the village I would like to buy some honey. I thought there was only one kind of honey, but then I discovered there were 3, each with a different price tag. So I asked the villagers if this was due to difference in quality. According to them, farm honey is the cheapest (RM20 per bottle), wild honey is 2nd (RM32), and is the most expensive honey (RM38) from stingless bees.