Category Archives: Apis mellifera (European)

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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There is only one Philippines !

Only one Earth Only one Philippines  This sample map shows that perhaps half of the Philippines land area has already lost its primary pollinators.  The loss of essential pollinators for agriculture is happening across the Philippines and this ‘silent disaster’ can only … Continue reading

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Wasted potential in the Philippines

I hope Philippine government officials read the following email content from a leading agricultural scientist in Vietnam… I was surprised when between Vietnam and the Philippine, in general, external conditions are almost similar to each other, but in the beekeeping development … 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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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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European honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies

European honeybees (Apis mellifera) are not native to the Philippines and were introduced by beekeepers because potentially they can produce lots of honey. They have been introduced into many countries over the centuries and are the main commercial honey producing … Continue reading

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