The UPLB Bee Program is a research-based extension program that supports agriculture, forestry, and needs of the beekeeping industry. It has developed technologies for conservation and sustainable utilization of native bees, especially stingless bees, research for pollination and production of honey, pollen and propolis. It provides training on beekeeping & consultation services on bee colony health, management and bee pasture development to increase livelihood opportunities for, beekeepers, farmers & disadvantaged communities.
In 2021, TESDA identified UPLB as a National Training Center for beekeeping (Beekeeping NC II). Furthermore, involved in harmonizing good practices for establishment of Standards for Tropical Honey and Beekeeping Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region and Philippines. Currently, honey and developed value-added bee products are being sold to the general public.
- Low-cost rearing technology for bees
- Established bee pasture and sanctuary in an agroecosystem
- Developed a TESDA Training Regulations and Assessor’s Guide for Beekeeping NC II
- Developed Policy Paper on Standards for Tropical Honey ratified by the Asian Apicultural Association
- Developed Policy Papers on Code of Good Bee Keeping Practices (PNS/BAFS) and Philippine National Standards for Honey (PNS/BAFS)
Market & Beneficiaries
Potential Collaborative Areas
UPLB Bee Technologies
Use of Stingless Bees for Pollination (UPLB TPH Hive)
How to Harvest Honey, Pollen and Propolis from Stingless Bees
Propagation of Stingless Bees Using Coconut Shells
Harvesting honey from giant honeybees in the Philippines