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Stingless Bees of Mexico

The Biology, Management and Conservation of an Ancient Heritage

  • José Javier G. Quezada-Euán

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  3. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  4. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  5. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  6. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  7. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  8. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  9. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  10. José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-294

About this book

Introduction

The stingless bees are the most diverse group of highly social bees and are key species in our planet’s tropical and subtropical regions, where they thrive. In Mexico, the management of stingless bees dates back centuries, and they were an essential part of the culture and cosmogony of native peoples like the Maya. In recent decades a vast amount of information has been gathered on stingless bees worldwide. This book summarizes various aspects of the biology and management of stingless bees, with special emphasis on the Mexican species and the traditions behind their cultivation. Much of the information presented here was produced by the author and the team of researchers at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in the course of three decades of working with these insects. Given the breadth of its coverage, the book offers an equally valuable reference guide for academics, students and beekeepers alike.

Keywords

Meliponiculture Crop pollination Chemical communication Task partitioning Social insect

Authors and affiliations

  • José Javier G. Quezada-Euán
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Apicultura Tropical, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y AgropecuariasUniversidad Autónoma de YucatánMéridaMexico

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