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