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Beekeeping in the Philippines – Apis Mellifera Farming

Beekeeping in the Philippines – Apis Mellifera Farming

Food & Feed Business, Livestock
Beekeeping in the Philippines is one of the emerging agricultural activities that can provide sustainable income to many Filipino farmers. This article will discuss beekeeping, how to do it, its profitability, and sustainability. Although there are seven species of honeybees that are widely farmed around the world, this article focuses only on the three widely domesticated honeybees. The Apis Mellifera (European honey bee), which is the number one farmed bee in the world, Apis Cerana (Asiatic honey bee) or Laywan or Ligwan in Tagalog, and Apis Dorsata ( giant honey bee) or Pukyutan in Tagalog and Putyukan in Hiligaynon/Ilonggo. This article does not apply to stingless bees (Trigona, Tagalog - Lukot, Hiligaynon - Libog )which we covered in a different article. Beekeeping in the Philippines...
Feed Milling Business: From Sugar Slavery to Success

Feed Milling Business: From Sugar Slavery to Success

Agriculture, Food & Feed Business, Livestock, Poultry
When we hear about the feed milling business, we always think of those large structures with large silos and tanks that needs hundreds of millions, if not billions of pesos to set up. This is not the case with the man who was enslaved by sugar barons for most of his life. Oscar “Oca” Latorgo is a third-generation sugarcane worker who spends most of his teenage and adult life working in the sugarcane fields in his native town, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, Philippines. As a former Sakada, he’d been doing back-breaking jobs all over Negros cutting and loading sugarcane on trucks. His life turned 360 degrees though when he received his 2.8 hectares of land through Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) in 2013, followed by the return of his oldest son during the pandemic in early 2020. ...
Black Soldier Fly Farming in the Philippines

Black Soldier Fly Farming in the Philippines

Food & Feed Business
BSF or Black Soldier Fly farming is not known to many people but growing these insects can haul huge amounts of profit if properly managed. In the Philippines, only a few people are doing it, but in this article, I will explain what it is and why you should consider black soldier fly farming. What is Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus), is a sleek-looking fly that many confuse with a wasp. However, like most flies, the black soldier flies only have two wings (wasps have four) and does not possess a stinger. Although the loud buzzing they create when flying is enough to concern many people, adult soldier flies pose no danger. BSF Description and Life Cycle Adults: Members of the soldier fly family Stratiomyidae can range in color from yellow, gree...