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Diversity of Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) Used in Meliponiculture in Colombia; Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia

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Abstract

There are close to 120 species of native stingless bees in Colombia, many of them with important uses and meanings for diverse social and cultural groups. The stingless beekeeping (meliponiculture) is an activity in process of growth and technification in Latin America and other regions, but there are a little information about their characteristics and development in Colombia. Through information collected by interviews to 75 stingless beekeepers of 16 departments of Colombia, 25 species of stingless bees were identified, grouped in 12 genera. Approximately nine more uncertain species were also found, four new records for the country are presented, and geographical distribution, urban beekeeping and vernacular names reported. The characteristics of most common cultivated genera (Tetragonisca, Melipona, Paratrigona, Scaptotrigona and Nannotrigona) are presented, and the importance of the link between biological and cultural diversity revealed in vernacular names, are discussed. Facing a growing of meliponiculture in the world, some research needs and risks for the conservation and management of the diversity of stingless bees and related knowledge are remarked.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2013
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Biologica Colombiana; Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 3
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANIMALS; BEES; COLOMBIA; ECOLOGY; ECOSYSTEMS; INSECTS; SPECIES DIVERSITY
OSTI ID:
22602908
Country of Origin:
Colombia
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0120-548X; TRN: CO1700001048018
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 415-426
Announcement Date:
Jun 27, 2017

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Citation Formats

Nates Parra, Guiomar, and Rosso Londono, Juan Manuel. Diversity of Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) Used in Meliponiculture in Colombia; Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia. Colombia: N. p., 2013. Web.
Nates Parra, Guiomar, & Rosso Londono, Juan Manuel. Diversity of Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) Used in Meliponiculture in Colombia; Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia. Colombia.
Nates Parra, Guiomar, and Rosso Londono, Juan Manuel. 2013. "Diversity of Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) Used in Meliponiculture in Colombia; Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia." Colombia.
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title = {Diversity of Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera:Meliponini) Used in Meliponiculture in Colombia; Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia}
author = {Nates Parra, Guiomar, and Rosso Londono, Juan Manuel}
abstractNote = {There are close to 120 species of native stingless bees in Colombia, many of them with important uses and meanings for diverse social and cultural groups. The stingless beekeeping (meliponiculture) is an activity in process of growth and technification in Latin America and other regions, but there are a little information about their characteristics and development in Colombia. Through information collected by interviews to 75 stingless beekeepers of 16 departments of Colombia, 25 species of stingless bees were identified, grouped in 12 genera. Approximately nine more uncertain species were also found, four new records for the country are presented, and geographical distribution, urban beekeeping and vernacular names reported. The characteristics of most common cultivated genera (Tetragonisca, Melipona, Paratrigona, Scaptotrigona and Nannotrigona) are presented, and the importance of the link between biological and cultural diversity revealed in vernacular names, are discussed. Facing a growing of meliponiculture in the world, some research needs and risks for the conservation and management of the diversity of stingless bees and related knowledge are remarked.}
journal = {Acta Biologica Colombiana}
issue = {3}
volume = {18}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Colombia}
year = {2013}
month = {Jul}
}