Meliponiculture in Brazil

Brazil has approximately 250 bee species of the Meliponini tribe, popularly called stingless bees. Some of these species are created for honey production, which has been increasingly valued for gastronomic purposes.

Furthermore, they play a very important role in the pollination of plants, cultivated or not, allowing the production of seeds of several species, many of which essential to human nutrition. Without the collaboration of these bees, many plants stop producing fruits and seeds, and may even get to extinction.

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