Category Archives: Apis dorsata (Putyukan)

Putyokan honeybees (Apis dorsata)

The Wild honeybee or Giant honeybee (Apis dorsata) has several native names in the Philippines which include Putyokan, Pukyutan and Putyukan. In this website the Putyokan name is used. There are two subspecies in the Philippines: Apis dorsata dorsata (pictured … 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┬átheir 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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