Australia is not the only country working towards a stingless bee honey industry; Malaysia is also active in this area, although their challenges are different to ours. Malaysians are working to create a premium stingless bee honey and grow the industry. The challenges facing Malaysia are different to Australia. They have issues with colony propagation while Australians are successfully breeding many thousands of colonies annually. Both areas experience challenges with the high water content of honey but the problem is greater in humid Malaysia. On the other hand, honey production per hive seems to be higher in this warm and fertile SE Asian country compared to dry Australia.