Yes paul it is locally called Kyut or Kiyot but I believe this is not apis florea but Trigona biroi friese.great!!!
u have a great colony..
Thats apis florea right?? locally known as Kyut..
by the way apo why are u using that hive box?? how are you going to split that colony??
we've been studying this bees for quite a while now and we are using a COCONUT SHELL as a hive...splitting is so easy you just have to split the shell and form it gain..
the bees will make their own queen sometimes 2 queens..
i will be posting some pix regarding this wonderful bees..
hoping to hear more from you!!
Where is your mentors farm? I'm also interested in keeping european bees. Hopefully, you could share your experiences and techniques.when i got back to my mentors farm i will ask for a picture...
sorry my bad its a apis florea...
i think i know that place ..is that in bicol???
ive been thinking of doins the same, taking care of KIYOT..
but i will use the coconut shell first my mentor just thought me how to split it easily using the shells..
then when i have enough I will do the OATH method,
there are lots of native KiYOT here..the method using the shell is great when you are trying to transfer a native KIYOT to a permanent box or just build the colony in a progressive manner using additional shell..
thanks for the info Apo i hope i can visit ur bees i have been to kidapawan due to the nature of my job..:thumbsup:
Is it true that Trigonas can have 2 queens???
Maybe this species from Philippines produces only 500g, but many species in Brazil are a lot more productive. Only to mention some examples we do have:Cute I saw them in Brazil. Only downside is they will only produce 500 g of Honey/year