Lesson plans for beekeeping in the Philippines

By Diana Sammataro

Prepared for Bee Training Seminar at
National Rural Life Center
Palapala, Cavite
Director: Mr. Dick Fagan
April, 1978

Pole stand

Leg stand

Kerosene tin hive

Pot hive

Straw skep hive

Log hive

East African transitional

Simple frame

Transwoven hive

Transitional frame

Components of a bee hive

Bellows smoker

Can smoker

Dressing for honeybees

Honey extractor

Squeezing out honey

Newton beehive

Overhead View

Completed beehive

Overhead View

A - Deep brood super

B - Deep brood super

C - Deep brood super

Shallow super

Alternate joints

Alternate joints

Alternate joints

Glue & nail

Bottom board - half size section showing clearance needed


Follower or division board


Upper joint

Lower joint

Frame - top & bottom

Frame bottom

Optional frame spacer (bee space)

Bee frame

6 cells per linear inch

Queen cells

Drone cell

Worker cells

Tying old comb to a frame

Sheet of foundation wax

Spur wire - embedder

Outer cover

Inner cover - not always needed; wood strips, fiber mat or jute sack clark

Bottom board

Entrance reducer - A indica should have smaller entrance hole






The center section is made of plastic window screen and the top and bottom sections of mosquito netting cut to the pattern shown. (Few case, draw full-size pattern.) Sew together in back. Stitch the hat band section around a rubber band or a coil of several stands of elastic cord so that the top section fits tightly around a straw hat. The lower seam should be made wide enough to take a 1/8" diameter cord about 8' long. Cord should be crossed across your chest, the ends brought around your back and tied in front. Make sure there are no spaces large enough for bees to get inside!


Solar beeswax extractor

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