Category Archives: Honey hunting

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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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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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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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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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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Action needed to help farmers and honey hunters !

The following 5 actions will help not only these two groups, but can have cascading positive effects for rural communities … 1)  Agricultural and public awareness of [p2p type=”slug” value=”crop-yields-and-pollination”]pollination[/p2p] is essential – education needs to communicate at the very simplest the … Continue reading

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