CRAC conducts seminar and training on beekeeping

By BSU UPAO - Posted on 05 June 2017


Participants and facilitators of the basic beekeeping seminar organized by the CRAC on May 24-26, 2017.//Photo courtesy of CRAC

To continually promote the development of the beekeeping industry and increase the number of beekeepers, the Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center (CRAC) conducted two free seminars on basic beekeeping.

The first seminar was on basic beekeeping held on May 5, 2017 at the Strawberry hall with 150 participants composed of BSU student and staff as well as individuals from the general public. The one-day activity included lectures on bee biology and anatomy; beekeeping tools and equipment; and pest and disease management.

The second seminar was held on May 24-26, 2017 at the CRAC Apiary, College of Forestry building with eight participants from Baguio City, La Trinidad, Kapangan and Kibungan. This time, the training included a practicum aside from the lectures. Hive management, honey extraction, harvest of other bee products, and queen rearing was also added in the lectures.

CRAC Director Paquito P. Untalan and other CRAC staff members served as trainors and facilitators during the training.//Elsie S. Maamo