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Research and Development

Two government organizations are presently involved in the development of beekeeping in the Philippines

University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Bee Program
The UPLB Bee Program is a multi-disciplinary, integrated research and extension program established on the 27th of February, 1989. It aims to promote, formalize and integrate all bee research and extension activities of UP Los Baños.

2)  NARTDI

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. They are tasked to spearhead the development and promotion of the beekeeping industry in the country. As such, they 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.

Change of Policy

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 , read more

 

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

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.