In the local language or Apis bee Apis cerana indica called laler wasps, honey bees, or wasps downloads (Java), nyiruan (Sunda), honey holes (Palembang), bee flies, honeybees. Bees can be bred simply by glodok or modern in stup (bee box). Nesting wild bees that live in the crevices of rocks or in caves.Characteristic of the honey bee is easily bred in the box and do not like rude gestures. If not in a tight squeeze, these bees will not sting. Bee sting because the sting left behind to die. If exposed to shocks or suspicious movements, the bees quickly creeping looking darker place nd concave.This bee is quite prolific, so many villagers maintained by traditional forest uses Mudskipper from coconut trunk or cottonwoods. The result is a honey and bee larvae. Bee larvae eaten for side dishes. Honey squeezed straight from the hive, and then stored in bottles.Perum Perhutani has pioneered the cultivation of local honey bees from the traditional system dengna result colony 0.35 kg per year into a modern system with the results of 5 kg per colony per year since 1974.Per colony of bees consists of several hundred head loebah male, 20,000-40,000 worker bees and one queen bee.Male bees and stingless assed blunt. Black body color. 1.3 cm in length. His duty to marry the queen bee.Worker bees and stingless assed pointy. Black body color with yellow strip. 1.1 cm in length. depending on the level of his age, from young to old, as nurses, liaison in the hive, hive guard, pioneer or a search result feed (flowers), feed search, and the nests. Based on observations in India, in collecting fodder, bee is only a distance of 600-700 m from the nest. Activities stopped after 15.00.Long-bodied queen bee and a big, pointy and stingless assed, gray to black. 1.5 cm in length. This bee is a female bee is perfect. His job spawn. After mating once, immediately entered kesarang and spawn life. The bees will not come out again if you do not feel terngganggu or in the new hive queen has not yet appeared. (See Table 1)
Table 1. The life cycle of the honey bee Apis Indica

 Source: Perum Perhutani, 1975

Bee Apis indica is naturally the most widely spread in the world. He tersebat in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines), next to China and Japan.
This bee has long been maintained in areas with many plants coconut, palm honey resulting in excellent quality. Lilinya night or so it takes people to make batik.
The honey bees in India can be divided into two subspecies, namely Apis indica gandhiana who live in the high mountain areas and Apis indica indica living in low-lying areas. Who live in the lowlands can be divided into two varieties, namely Apis indica indica Pironi somewhat blackish colored, and Apis indica indica pisea black.
In China and Japan there Apis indica subspecies sinensis.

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