Category Archives: Bee populations

Apis cerana (Ligwan) beekeeping in Vietnam & the Philippines

Compare beekeeping in Vietnam to that in the Philippines Click on this link to see Apis cerana beekeeping in Vietnam. Vietnam statistics & honeybee colonies… Vietnam population: 90 million,  Area: 331,200 square kms, Ethnic groups 54, Average latitude: 14 N, Climate: tropical, Native … Continue reading

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Tagalog & English awareness leaflets

This  Native language awareness leaflet pdf is in Tagalog and is designed for printing on both sides of A4.  It is intended to help raise awareness in rural communities about pollination and the role of bees in the agricultural environment. All the educational material … Continue reading

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Teachers – helping students with their future

Students can enjoy learning about honeybees – and this will help their future prospects! The ‘bad news’ is there is a problem, but the ‘good news’ is that there is a solution. The problem – Declining agricultural productivity and low incomes … Continue reading

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Crop yield forecasts for 2014 and beyond

Crop forecasting methods often rely on extrapolating past figures into the future. It would also be useful to try and identify the many possible factors that combine to affect the yield per hectare and the total production figures. For this assessment … Continue reading

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Brief history of Philippine bees

Bees have been on the earth a great deal longer than human beings.  Researchers at Oregon State University in the USA (1) discovered the oldest bee ever known, a 100 million year old specimen preserved in almost lifelike form in … Continue reading

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Survey of honeybee populations

There is not enough up-to-date population data about the bees in many areas and islands in the Philippines. It is important and very helpful if you can send in comments about the relative abundance or scarcity of the honeybees in your locality and island. Please send … Continue reading

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