Category Archives: Apis cerana (Ligwan)

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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Sustainable honey gathering methods

Traditional beekeeping for the Ligwan and other ‘hive bees’ ‘Hive bees’ are those bees that naturally make their colonies inside holes in trees or in the ground, and so can be kept inside a hollowed out tree trunk or basket or … Continue reading

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Ligwan (Apis cerana) bee colonies

The Asian honeybee (Apis cerana) has several native names in the Philippines which include Ligwan, Laywan and Alig. In this website the Ligwan name is used. The foraging bees are about 1 cm long, and fly at high speeds between … Continue reading

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