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What is the brood cycle like for these bees? How long from egg laid to bee emerged? Awesome pictures by the way! Neat to see the journey.
 

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What is the brood cycle like for these bees? How long from egg laid to bee emerged? Awesome pictures by the way! Neat to see the journey.
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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hi sir apo where you from particularly in cabacan? i have start to colony kyut native from mindanao i hope we can share ideas in the future.. Do you have any idea how to exploit the laevecips for multiple colony production? this is mine for 1 month old colony and split to 2. IMG_8003.jpg IMG_8004 (Medium).jpg
 

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hi sir apo where you from particularly in cabacan? i have start to colony kyut native from mindanao i hope we can share ideas in the future.. Do you have any idea how to exploit the laevecips for multiple colony production? this is mine for 1 month old colony and split to 2. View attachment 19266 View attachment 19265
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 stingless bees.
 

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Trying my luck in baiting a swarm of apis cerana. This hive is based on the japanese hive designed for apis cerana japonica. I hope our native bees will adapt this design.


No frames unlike the langstroth design. The wire mesh will help hold the honeycombs in place once the bees start to settle in.




Beeswax are placed inside to attract bees. It is supposed to be melted and brushed on to the walls but I got too lazy. Lemongrass are also rubbed on to the walls as bee attractant.








The top bar where the bees will attach their honeycombs.



Ready to go!
Kumusta po Apo Mariano.. I have to ask U about apis cerana indica... Will this kind of bees will fill ur 2 boxes with their natural honey comb like Japonica? I have a 2 colonies of cerana.. John
 

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Re: Stingless bees, Hello Apo your first inspection of hive 1 on this picture how many days would it take to harvest more or less?
 

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May I ask you friend where can I get the hive plans for Trigona bees like the one you have built?



I just want to share my first stingless bee colonies. Hopefully they will survive!

Any beekeepers who are willing to share their knowledge about bees is most welcome.




The arrival




Waiting to fly




1st hive strong start




2nd hive trying to keep up
 

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Love this Honey. We go down to Peru in the Amazon 2x a year. I facilitate Ayahuasca Tours.
There is a family raising stingless bees in Puerto Gennerro on the Ucayali. I get a liter of liquid gold every year
them, maybe if lucky I can get 2 liters.
They have internet there deep in the Amazon, hey the Amazon is being lit up with pole lighting now, frigging strange after 30yrs
of exploring to see it change.
 
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