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Professor of Apiculture Francis Ratnieks said: 'By studying test colonies, we found that queen stingless bees will have an increased chance of being executed by the workers in their colony if they mate with two males instead of the one male they normally mate with.'
These species visit several trees and produce high quality and medicinal honey compared to the African honey bee."We have identified various species such as the carpenter bee, which do not produce honey, and 12 species of stingless bees which we are currently training farmers to adopt.
Today Burgett is working with Bajaree on stingless bees, another family of honey-producing bees which are only found in tropical climates, of which there are 34 species in Thailand out of 500 worldwide, many yet, he suspects, to be identified.
(2008), the epithelium of the spermatheca of stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides (Hymenoptera, Apidae) has a single layered epithelium and apical basophil indicating a secretory function.
Association Between Stingless Bees (Apidae, Meliponini) and the Dry Forest Flora in the Northern Region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Nagaland honey is produced from four kinds of bees: the Asian Honeybee (Apis cerana) and Stingless Bee (Trigona iridipennis) which are reared domestically; while the wild species include the Rock Bee and Little Bee (Apis florae).
In Panama I saw numerous stingless bee species propagated and kept in box hives, and this started my journey to Australian stingless bee keeping and research, and to the communication of my passion for these bees.
As fascinating is learning of how certain stingless native bees, called "kiwot," are so tiny that they can penetrate coconut flowers, thus making them excellent pollinators.
Stingless bee honeys from Soconusco, Chiapas: a complementary approach
"The small stingless bees swarm around you trying to get to anything that's moist.
Jandaira (Melipona subnitida) is a stingless bee (SB) very common in northeastern Brazil that has been increasingly used for honey production (MAIA et al., 2015).
A type of honey produced by stingless bees in Malaysia shows some protective effects against induced gastric ulcer in rats.