17 Feb '12, 6pm

Green Blog: A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight

A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight By DOUGLAS M. MAIN Patricia Vit Entrance to a nest of stingless bees known as little angels in a mango tree in Venezuela. Much of the honey eaten in the United States and Europe comes from the European honeybee. But Apis mellifera and the handful of other species in the honeybee family aren’t the only ones that make this sugary treat. A much larger and more diverse group called stingless bees also produce honey — and they’re creating a stir among beekeepers and researchers worldwide as pollinators and as a newfound source of food and medicinal products. Made up of more than 600 species, each of which makes its own version of honey, this tribe of bees lives throughout the world’s tropics. Like honeybees, they are social and form colonies with a queen and workers, many of which collect nectar from various flowers before bringing it...

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