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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Hello @alvinsambas. Sorry for the late reply. Nice to know there are other stingless beekeepers here in Mindanao. Do you have a facebook account? I'm interested to talk and share ideas with about...
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    I'm not really sure about the brood cycle. I can't find a lot of documentation about this species. I'm now looking forward to multiply my hives to at least 100 in the next two years.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Sharing my experience in baiting a stingless bee swarm.
    http://bestfarmtreats.com/my-bait-hive-experience/
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    Re: Apis Andreniformis

    Thanks Dave! Close-up photos were taken with the aide of magnifying glass. Haha.
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    Apis Andreniformis

    Could this be the first sighting of Apis Andreniformis in Mindanao, Philippines?
    http://bestfarmtreats.com/apis-andreniformis/
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    Honey fraud in the Philippines

    Fake honey and how to avoid them!
    http://bestfarmtreats.com/honey-fraud-philippines/
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    Re: Plants for bees

    Thank you all for your contributions. These plants are new to me. I will try to add them as soon as I have photos for each.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Interested to keep Stingless Bees? Know more about them and how you can help save their declining number.
    Browse through my blog for more info on native Stingless bee species found in the...
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    Plants for bees

    Here is a list of bee-friendly plants. You may contribute to this post if you know any plants that bees love. The post will be updated regularly with photos.
    http://bestfarmtreats.com/plants-bees/
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Thanks for the update. I can open it now. I will share this with beekeepers here in Asia. Thanks for sharing!
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    Blue Banded Bee

    A solitary bee specie, native to Australia and some parts of South Asia
    http://bestfarmtreats.com/blue-banded-bee-philippines/
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Here's an article about another bee specie found here in the Philippines. http://bestfarmtreats.com/blue-banded-bee-philippines/
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    @BernhardHeuvel, I can't seem to open the link you posted above. Probably it needs special user privilege to view it.
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Yes they are different species. My stingless bees here are smaller than houseflies. I have 10 colonies in my backyard.
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    Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    They do have stingers but are just undeveloped. So they bite to defend their hive instead. Stingless bees are found mostly on tropical countries. They are very different with the honeybees. Check my...
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    Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Hi, I would just like to share my website about beekeeping in the Philippines. I have 10 colonies of stingless bees at the moment. www.bestfarmtreats.com site is currently under construction.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    yeah they are tropical species.

    Here is a pic of my new queen.

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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Honeyflow
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/13899446969_0afb539a17.jpg
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Marvin, here's another good reason why we need to reconsider bringing in imported honeybees to our country. It has he potential to wipe-out our native bee species.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Stingless bee ready to land
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5508/12284335213_35c4280fc3.jpg

    Guard bees on duty
    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/12284602204_14c09099c3.jpg
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Very informative answer Marvin. Thanks! But I guess with the introduction of this imported bees, we still can't take out the possibility of competition in terms of food sources which may affect our...
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Hi Kidbeeyoz! Yup, I have joined already. Currently, I've just been lurking around the group. I will try to post some of my bees soon.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Hi Marvin, that is very much understandable.I guess I'll just have to focus on T. laeviceps since it is very abundant here.

    I just can't understand the reason why UPLB is also raising european...
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing the link! I work mainly with stingless bees and hope to find a lot of information there.
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Oh sorry! I wasn't able to read your location. Is it the carbonaria specie? Your carbanoria is very similar to our biroi specie. Actually, I've been using a lot of australian articles about stingless...
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