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Management and Conservation of Philippine Bees

  • Cleofas R. Cervancia
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the status and trends in bee research and development in the Philippines. The diversity of bee species, bee plants, and management of stingless bees for pollination, production of bee products, and threats to beekeeping were discussed. This focuses on studying the biology of native honey bee species including stingless bees to promote sustainability of beekeeping and pollination services. In order to support to the beekeeping industry, the Philippine National Standards for Code for Best Beekeeping Practices and Honey were established by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standard.

Keywords

Apis cerana Apis dorsata Apis breviligula Apis andreniformis Apis nigrocincta Stingless bees Solitary bees Aethina tumida Varroa spp. Tropilaelaps spp. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biological SciencesUniversity of the Philippines Los Banos, CollegeLagunaPhilippines

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