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Apo Mariano
12-01-2014, 11:18 PM
Hi, I would just like to share my website about beekeeping in the Philippines. I have 10 colonies of stingless bees at the moment. site is currently under construction.

12-02-2014, 08:43 AM
Hi Apo Mariano,
I have seen other posts about stingless bees. Are they really stingless?

12-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Where do you get stingless bees?
How much are they?

Apo Mariano
12-02-2014, 03:46 PM
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 website for pictures.

12-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Thanks for the link and the explanation. They are brand new to me. So they are a different species from the regulare honeybee, apis mellifera?
I bet they are fun to raise! I think the american yellowjacket and bumblebee produce honey too, but they have amazing stingers! LOL

Apo Mariano
12-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Yes they are different species. My stingless bees here are smaller than houseflies. I have 10 colonies in my backyard.

12-03-2014, 10:39 AM
That is very interesting. Thanks for the post!

12-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Thanks for sharing! You might be interested in this research paper on stingless bees and their resins:

Apo Mariano
12-04-2014, 01:23 AM
@BernhardHeuvel, I can't seem to open the link you posted above. Probably it needs special user privilege to view it.

Apo Mariano
12-04-2014, 01:25 AM
Here's an article about another bee specie found here in the Philippines.

12-04-2014, 03:06 AM
Another try:

Please click on the PDF on the right side: Dokument_1.pdf

I found this work pretty interesting and it has implications for our honeybees, too.

Apo Mariano
12-04-2014, 03:38 AM
Thanks for the update. I can open it now. I will share this with beekeepers here in Asia. Thanks for sharing!