Category Archives: Educational materials

Why bees are important !

This is the Epilogue from the novel Bees have been discovered in amber over 100 million years old, frozen in time, as if immortalized in their own honey. Bees were buzzing around the first flowers during the age of the dinosaurs, … Continue reading

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Rafters for Putyokan wild honeybees

Click on this link to see the use of Rafters or Tingkus In some parts of Indonesia local techniques called Tingkus are used to manage  colonies so that honey harvesting is easier.  This technique is similar to ‘rafter beekeeping’ in Vietnam, and … Continue reading

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A story about honey & passion

This story may have begun when the first flower opened and a bee alighted, seeking its food of pollen and nectar.  Bees have been discovered in amber over 100 million years old, frozen in time, as if immortalized in their … Continue reading

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Black & white awareness leaflet

This leaflet is intended to constructively show why bees are important and also to show how honey hunters can obtain more honey by altering their harvesting methods, and at the same time help improve crop yields. (The Putyokan and Ligwan honeybees … Continue reading

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Small Coconut Farmers meeting

Zamboanguita, Philippines. 17th October 2014 Invited in morning to join the local coconut farmer’s review meeting by my father-in-law, and told I could also meet there the regional Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) advisor (PCDM). My father-in-law was wearing his green ZASCOFAMCO short sleeve shirt and … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of the male sex?

This is a biological question and not a ‘sexist’ question. It is biologically quite possible to clone animals, and even in nature some animals can reproduce without needing the male sex. Plants can be reproduced vegetatively, or by using runners etc. … Continue reading

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Leaflet information for honey gatherers

To improve crop yields and help honey gatherers harvest more honey, rural communities need to be offered suitable advice.  This leaflet is intended to be printed double-sided  in black and white on A4. A version is also provided in the native … Continue reading

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