Managing and Preserving Stingless Bees

In collaboration with Humberto Moo-Valle


Stingless beekeeping (or meliponiculture) depends closely on the different floral resources to support the growth of colonies and the production of surplus reserves of honey, pollen, and resins for a profitable harvest. The adequate management of colonies, through periods of abundance of resources and draught, is a key aspect to keep them in good condition and to obtain maximum production.


Harvest Pre-harvest Postharvest Viguiera dentata Gymnopodium floribundum Piscidia piscipula Meliponario Colony record Rational hive Sugar syrup Artificial feeder Pollen supplement Fermentation Honey preserving Varroa mite Small hive beetle Phorid fly Army ant Lestrimelitta Deforestation Agrochemical Toxicology Neonicotinoids Biopesticides GMC Pathogen spillover 


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  1. 1.Departamento de Apicultura Tropical, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y AgropecuariasUniversidad Autónoma de YucatánMéridaMexico

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