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 dialect of Cebuano.

All the educational material on this website is offered ‘copyright free’.  Providing this simple but critical information for the rural communities is of the utmost and urgent importance, so that there is the greatest opportunity for agriculture and the environment to recover from the damage that is currently taking place.

How to harvest more honey from wild Putyokan honeybees pdf.

How to harvest more honey from wild Putyokan honeybees Cebuano pdf.

How to harvest more honey from Ligwan pdf.

How to harvest more honey from ligwan Cebuano pdf.

Harvesting more honey page 1

Harvesting more honey page 2

About Julian

Julian Wright is a British agricultural scientist married to a Philippine teacher, who has a house and some land planted to coconuts and other crops near Dumaguete in the Philippines.
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6 Responses to Leaflet information for honey gatherers

  1. Ace says:

    Hi Julian great work! I suggest though that you translate the above information into local dialects.

  2. Ace says:

    Hi Julian,

    I have an idea of further spreading the importance of bees, especially the local specie. Currently, I am propagating the tetragonula laeviceps (stingless bee), similar to t.biroi but with a different brood pattern and a smaller colony. I think it is available also in dumaguete and other regions of visayas and mindano and some parts in luzon. The idea is to promote it as pets to kids in school because after all they will be our future farmers. The reason for choosing the leaviceps specie is because it doesn’t grow into a very large colony like the biroi and they are less active and aggressive. I have now created a propagation and observation hive so that kids will be able to enjoy observig their pets at home while helping the environment at the same time. If you have time, try to go to shools in dumaguete, I’m sure they will be happy to hear what you will have to say. Bring some hives with you to further cultivate their interests.

    • Julian says:

      Sorry for taking a while to reply, but I was pondering the problems of bringing hives in and out of schools but then realised that your idea actually is brilliant. Stingless bee colonies would be an excellent tool in schools for explaining to students what bees do and their importance for pollination. I think schools could be encouraged to find 1 or more Kiwot colonies and to put them somewhere easily viewable by students. During science and perhaps other lessons the colonies could be inspected to help students practically visualise what the bees are doing. Kiwot colonies of various species are readily obtainable throughout the Philippines, they are harmless and easy to keep. I am sure the students will enjoy the little bees getting in their hair etc and will make lessons fun, interesting and memorable!

  3. Noe says:

    Hi Julian,

    I’m from Bohol and I’m interested in learning how to keep bees. I have been searching for a group/individual who conducts basic beekeeping training for a while now however, the closest location i got is in Parañaque.

    Do you know someone who conducts basic beekeeping training somewhere in visayas?

    Your info would be much appreciated. Thank you!

    • Julian says:

      Hi Noe,

      May I suggest that you contact Jose Travero on Bohol (jose_travero@yahoo.com) who will be able to better advise you. (Hope you don’t mind me giving out your email Jose – thanks J.)

      Best wishes, Julian.

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