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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...