2013

Pot-Honey

A legacy of stingless bees

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-4959-1 (Print) 978-1-4614-4960-7 (Online)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Origin, biodiversity and behavior of the stingless bees (Meliponini)

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-17

      The Meliponini

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      Pages 19-34

      Historical Biogeography of the Meliponini (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae) of the Neotropical Region

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      Pages 35-72

      Australian Stingless Bees

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      Pages 73-86

      Stingless Bees from Venezuela

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      Pages 87-97

      Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Meliponini) of French Guiana

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      Pages 99-111

      Stingless Bees of Guatemala

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      Pages 113-124

      Stingless Bees of Costa Rica

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      Pages 125-134

      Stingless Bees in Argentina

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      Pages 135-152

      Mexican Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): Diversity, Distribution, and Indigenous Knowledge

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      Pages 153-171

      The Role of Useful Microorganisms to Stingless Bees and Stingless Beekeeping

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      Pages 173-186

      Microorganisms Associated with Stingless Bees

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      Pages 187-199

      Stingless Bee Food Location Communication: From the Flowers to the Honey Pots

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      Pages 201-215

      On the Diversity of Foraging-Related Traits in Stingless Bees

  3. Stingless bees in culture, traditions and environment

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      Pages 217-217

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      Pages 219-227

      Stingless Bees: A Historical Perspective

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      Pages 229-240

      Medicinal Uses of Melipona beecheii Honey, by the Ancient Maya

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      Pages 241-246

      Staden’s First Report in 1557 on the Collection of Stingless Bee Honey by Indians in Brazil

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      Pages 247-259

      Melipona Bees in the Scientific World: Western Cultural Views

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      Pages 261-268

      Taxonomy as a Tool for Conservation of African Stingless Bees and Their Honey

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      Pages 269-282

      Effects of Human Disturbance and Habitat Fragmentation on Stingless Bees

  4. What plants are used by the stingless bees?

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      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-294

      Palynology Serving the Stingless Bees

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