Category Archives: Apis cerana (Ligwan)

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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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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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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Traditional Japanese beekeeping

Apis cerana beekeeping in Japan These Japanese bees are a different variety (Apis cerana japonica) to those found in more tropical countries such as the Philippines (Apis cerana indica). There are some differences in size and behaviour but in some … 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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