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communities of social bees (apidae: meliponini) in trap-nests: the spatial dynamics of reproduction in an area of atlantic forest.as most stingless bee species depend on preexisting cavities, principally tree hollows, nesting site availability may represent an important restriction in the structuring of their forest communities. the present study examined the spatial dynamics of stingless bee communities in an area of atlantic forest by evaluating their swarming to trap-nests. the field work was performed in the michelin ecological reserve (mer) on the southeastern coast of the state of bahia, brazil. seven hundred and twe ...201427193808
genetic variability in melipona scutellaris from recôncavo, bahia, brazil.bees play a key role in pollination and thereby help maintain plant diversity. the stingless bee melipona scutellaris is an important pollinator in northeastern brazil because it is endemic to this region. both deforestation and timber harvesting have reduced the nesting sites for this species, thus reducing its population and range. genetic studies may help reverse this process by providing important tools for their proper management with a view to conservation of this species. microsatellite m ...201324065683
areas of natural occurrence of melipona scutellaris latreille, 1811 (hymenoptera: apidae) in the state of bahia, brazil.the bee melipona scutellaris is considered the reared meliponine species with the largest distribution in the north and northeast regions of brazil, with records from the state of rio grande do norte down to the state of bahia. considering the importance of this species in the generation of income for family agriculture and in the preservation of areas with natural vegetation, this study aimed at providing knowledge on the distribution of natural colonies of m. scutellaris in the state of bahia. ...201222886160
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