IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Napoleon K. Taguiling, Miguel N. Buyucan, MA. Louisa Taguiling
The study was conducted to document traditional practices in managing wild honeybees; to evaluate the adaptability of commercial apiculture; and, to assess the profitability of traditional and commercial apiculture in Ifugao. Keepers of wild honeybee were interviewed on the various aspects of its traditional management. An apiary was established using commercial honeybee (Apis mellifera). Two wild honeybee species, Apis cerena with two sub species, the dark-brown and the brown-colored species, and the Apis dorsata are being managed by beekeepers. Keepers of wild honeybees apply traditional management techniques to ensure future harvest and to increase the yield of harvest.