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Meliponini (stingless bee)


Is tiny, almost the size of a sweat bee (form 3 to 5 mm), this species is social and built hives in hollow trees. Here is kept in small boxes.


The species of this tribe can live in forests, cropland and cities.


it belongs to the same tribe of the Mayan stingless bee (Melipona beecheii), but its tiny and was not kept by ancient Mayans, who only used the honey whe they fpund wild hives.

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Maya bee
Melipona sp.

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1 Comment

Jorge4 11 years ago

Son meliponinos, pero casi estoy seguro que no son del género Melipona. Deben ser Trrigona o parecido

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Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 19, 2012

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