Trap-nests for stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Meliponini)

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Oliveira , Ricardo; Menezes , Cristiano; Soares , Ademilson; Fonseca , Vera;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s13592-012-0152-y
  • Subject: [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | swarming | [ SDV.BID ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | stingless bees | trap-nest | Meliponini | [ SDV.SA.SPA ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies

International audience; Most stingless bee species build their nests inside tree hollows. In this paper, we present trap-nest containers which simulate nesting cavities so as to attract swarms of stingless bees. Although regularly used by stingless bee beekeepers in Bra... View more
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