Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center
The Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center (CRAC) was established with Memorandum of Agreement signed by Atty. Benjamin P. Sapitula , President- Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), and Dr. Ben D. Ladilad, President – Benguet State University (BSU) last October 19, 2012 in the presence of Dr. Apolinario S. Sito, Director – National Apiculture Research, Training and Development Institute (NARTDI), Dr. Luciana M. Villanueva, Vice President for Research and Extension-BSU and Dr. Basito S. Cotiw-an, former Dean BSU, Buguias- Campus.
A five hundred thousand pesos (500,000 php) was given by NARTDI to BSU to start the Center.
The Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center envisions the Cordillera Administrative Region as top producer of honey bee products and breeder of queen bees in the country
The Cordillera Regional Apiculture Center shall educate and train would be beekeepers, apiculturists, and other stakeholders, conduct researches, and the extend technologies towards the development of the apiculture in the region in collaboration with the concerned government agencies/institutions, non-government organizations/private sectors and other apiculture/beekeeping stakeholders
Within five years, apiculture/beekeeping is well established and sustainable households’ complimentary source of income that is integrated into the farming systems in the region
1. To enhance the capabilities of human resources of collaborating agencies/institutions for the effective implementation of the beekeeping development in the region;
2. To undertake researches to address specific concerns of beekeeping in the area;
3. To initiate establishment of Provincial Apiculture Satellite Centers in Abra, Apayao and Ifugao provinces based at the concerned SUCs within five years;
4. To establish queen rearing and production projects in strategic locations of CAR;
5. To strengthen the honey processing, packaging, marketing centers, production volume and development of business models, in strategic locations of the regions;
6. To coordinate services assistance (eg. technical, financial, trainings/ conventions, and other services) extended to beekeepers and other stakeholders; and
7. To conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of beekeeping development programs in the region.
BSU-Main Campus Apiary
1. Phenology of Honey Floras in Loo, Buguias, Benguet (BSU-Buguias Campus, On-going)
2. Cordillera Beekeeping Enhancement Program (For Funding)