We practice Apiculture/Apiary (propagation of Apis bees) and Meliponiculture/Melipony (propagation of Stingless bees spp.). We give beekeeping talks, seminars and workshops as this is of much importance in providing an avenue for learning about our pollinators, honey producing bees, and valuable information about the bees’ impact to the food chain. Then, comes the awareness of how to attract and protect them so they could be utilized for sustainable agriculture.
It is great to have this in schools or science club meetings so kids will have a good understanding about pollinators and pollination as a whole. When kids know the relevance of bees in ecology, they would grow with the impression that they ought to protect them and gain knowledge of how to react when bees are around.
Talking about bees and its effects on agriculture as pollinators is very important for Local Government Units (LGU) through the Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO) so that an activity like this can be attended by farmer groups/federation to maximize information dissemination.
3-Hour Beekeeping Orientation
We conduct beekeeping orientations at your own location with an observation hive for attendees to see the bees up close. Visuals will be done via Powerpoint presentation but we request that you provide the projector.
We also accept visitors for on-site orientation on a pre-scheduled date at a minimal fee. Attendees will also be allowed to open selected hives for demo purposes.
1-Day Beekeeping Orientation
We conduct beekeeping orientation at your desired location. Visuals will be done via Powerpoint presentation but we request that you provide the projector. Actual demo may be arranged depending on the venue and colony transport.
3-Day Beekeeping Seminar
Beekeeping seminars and workshops are usually done at our site so that participants will have actual hands-on experience for three days. Actual exposure and demonstrations are done for easy understanding. We cover:
- management, hygienic harvesting, and post-harvest activities for Asian Giant Honey Bees (Apis dorsata)
- management and propagation of Italian Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)
- management and propagation of Native Honey Bees (Apis cerana)
- management and propagation of Native Stingless Bees (Trigona spp.)
- propagation of native bees using indigenous materials