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Apidologie 35 (2004) 411417 INRA/DIB-AGIB/ EDP Sciences, 2004
 

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Apidologie 35 (2004) 411417
INRA/DIB-AGIB/ EDP Sciences, 2004
DOI: 10.1051/apido:2004033
Original article
Comparison of the antimicrobial activity of honey produced
by Tetragonisca angustula (Meliponinae) and Apis mellifera
from different phytogeographic regions of Costa Rica
Jason H. DEMERA*, Esther R. ANGERT
Departments of Entomology and Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
(Received 3 April 2003; revised 15 September 2003; accepted 8 December 2003)
Abstract The purpose of the present study was to investigate and compare the demonstrated variation in
antimicrobial activity of honey produced by introduced A. mellifera and the stingless bee, Tetragonisca
angustula, commonly kept in hives in Costa Rica. There was no difference in activity of honey produced by
Apis mellifera and T. angustula against the 5 microbes tested. Honey from different phytogeographic
regions exhibited differential antimicrobial activity and susceptibility of yeasts to honey of either species
was greater than that of bacteria.
Tetragonisca / Apis / antimicrobial activity / phytogeographic / Costa Rica
1. INTRODUCTION
The keeping of bees by different cultures for

  

Source: Angert, Esther - Department of Microbiology, Cornell University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine