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Maya bee

Melipona beecheii


These bees are critically endangered and are subject to a program of artificial reproduction of nests in Southern Mexico. Centuries ago, they were very common on the wild and intensively breed by the maya indians for honey and wax production. Nest are "chaotic" compared with honeybees, with honey and pollen stored in large pots and youngs growing on small cells.

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CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

These photos are AMAZING!

Juan DiTrani
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Juan DiTrani

Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on May 13, 2010
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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