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INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES  

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The National Apiculture Research, Training and Development Institute (NARTDI), formerly known as the Apiculture Training and Development Center (ATDC) was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9151. We are tasked to spearhead the development and promotion of the beekeeping industry in the country. As such, we are required to support instruction, conduct researches and engage in extension and production activities on beekeeping. NARTDI is based at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Bacnotan, La Union.

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE APICULTURE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT THE DON MARIANO MARCOS MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY, MUNICIPALITY BACNOTAN, PROVINCE OF LA UNION, AND CREATE THE NATIONAL APICULTURE RESEARCH, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATIONS OF FUNDS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


NSCB GRANTS CLEARANCE TO DMMMSU’S STUDY ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE VIABILITY OF THE APICULTURE INDUSTRY


Philippines IPM project 04: Integration of beekeeping with vegetable production in Central Luzon, State University.

Duration: Two years (2005-2007)

Purpose: To determine the feasibility of raising honeybees integrated with vegetable production based on the understanding of the vegetable crops, trees and other plants visited by honeybees as source of its pollen and nectar, control of bee pests and diseases using plants with pesticide value, raising crops favorable for bee production, applying the integrated pest management strategies such as biological and cultural controls.

Background/description: Central Luzon Region, Philippines although devoted to rice production has diversified vegetation.  Likewise, fruit trees, forest trees and vegetable crops are also grown.  Hence, there is a potential of raising honeybees for honey, royal jelly, pollen production and many other possible products from the bees.  In the region, it is not identified which of those vegetables, trees and other plant species are visited by honeybees.  Identification of these plants is a step towards its production and maintenance in the environment.  Just like other organisms, honeybees are also prone to pest and disease infestation and/or infection, hence a study on this aspect is also needed.  The causal agents are becoming resistant to existing chemicals hence there is need to identify plants with pesticide values effective against the pests and diseases.  The vegetable crops already cultivated in the region which are known to be favorable for bee production should be grown applying the integrated pest management strategies based on the studies about the application of cultural and biological control.  The principle of intercropping the vegetable crops with known plant species to attract natural enemies of the pests will be studied.  Efficiency of known parasites of major pests of some crops will be studied.

Agro-ecological Zone(s) and locations:  Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Central Luzon in the Philippines

Expected Outputs: 1) The vegetable crops and other plant species as a source of pollen and nectar are identified; 2)  The plants with pesticide value against pests and diseases of bees are identified and tested; 3)  IPM strategies against pests of vegetable crops are evaluated; 4)  Identification of natural enemies attracted to crops interplanted with vegetable crops; and 5) Efficiency of natural enemies applied against the major pests of vegetable crops determined.

Potential impact and beneficiaries: The beekeepers will be the immediate beneficiaries for they will know the source of pollen and nectar based on the identification studies and therefore they will be encouraged to grow more of these crops.  The beekeepers can apply other control measures against the pests and diseases of bees such as plants with pesticide value.  The vegetable growers can apply the integrated pest management strategies such as cultural and biological control.  Finally, beekeeping can be integrated by farmer with vegetable production

Partners:  Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Contact person(s)/principal investigator(s): Epifania Castro, epifania _castro@yahoo.com

UPLB Bee Program gets CSC Pagasa AwardPDFPrintE-mail

Written by Ma. Roxanne Fatima S. Rolle   
Monday, 29 September 2008 08:00

For UPLB, success is literally as sweet as honey with its Bee Program receiving the Pagasa Award (group category) from the Civil Service Commission in Malacanang on Sept. 17.

Program Leader Cleofas Cervancia  considers the integration of stingless bees (Trigona spp.) in Philippine farming systems as its most important accomplishment. When adapted in mango  and rambutan farms, these stingless bees increase fruit yields by up to 700 percent. According to Dr. Cervancia, this technology has gained many adaptors from Pangasinan, Laguna, Bacolod, and in the Visayas region.

The Bee Program also extends technologies to the indigenous peoples sector. It has conducted training courses for tribal minorities like the Tagbanuas of Palawan, Aetas of Mariveles, and the Dumagats of Aurora. According to Dr. Cervancia, reaching out to these indigenous people is most rewarding. Since the Bee Program inceptionin 1989, it has consistently played an  integral role in advancing the beekeeping industry. Through its efforts, the number of bee farmers in the country has increased from nine in 1989 to 500 today.

The Bee Program is a member of the Beekeepers Network Philippine Foundation and the Asian Apiculture Foundation. Through the program, UPLB Excellence for Bee R & D in 2004. The Bee Program has also received the UPLB Outstanding Research Team Award (2004), a recognition from the Department of Agrarian Reform (2001), and the UPLB Outstanding Extension Program Award (1998)

http://rdenews.uplb.edu.ph/index.php/success-stories/87-awards-and-recognition/41-uplb-bee-program-gets-csc-pagasa-award


http://cemuplb.net/Working%20Papers/2009-17-deMesa.pdf

ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND MARKETING PRACTICES OF BEEKEPERS IN BALETE AND LIPA CITY, BATANGAS

Working Paper by :John Paul A. de Mesa, Dinah Pura T. Depositario and Normito R. Zapata Jr.


RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLLEN FORAGING 
AND POLLEN REPRESENTATION
IN PHILIPPINE HONEY


You can download the study as pdf file

           pollen - honey study .pdf


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