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Composition of stingless bee honey: Setting quality standards
SUMMARY Compositional data from 152 stingless bee (Meliponini) honey samples were compiled from studies since 1964, and evaluated to propose a quality standard for this product. Since stingless beeExpand
Alpha and beta diversity of bees and their pollination role on Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitaceae) in the Guatemalan cloud forest
Abstract. Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitaceae) was an integral component of the diet of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures and is an important cash crop with high cultural value in contemporaneousExpand
Intraspecific variation in the stingless bee Melipona beecheii assessed with PCR-RFLP of the ITS1 ribosomal DNA
In previous works, significant variation in morphometric and molecular characteristics was detected among populations of M. beecheii. Here RFLP tests of the internal transcribed spacer 1 of theExpand
Morphometric and genetic differentiation in isolated populations of the endangered Mesoamerican stingless bee Melipona yucatanica (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) suggest the existence of a two species complex
The stingless bee Melipona yucatanica is a rare species only found in preserved forests across Mesoamerica. Morphometric and molecular analyses (DNA barcoding of the cytochrome oxidase (cox1) andExpand
The number of families of Triatoma dimidiata in a Guatemalan house.
Triatoma dimidiata is an important vector of Chagas disease in Guatemala. To help understand the biology and population dynamics of the insect, we estimated the number of full sibling families livingExpand
Fragmentation in the clouds? The population genetics of the native bee Partamona bilineata (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) in the cloud forests of Guatemala
Habitat fragmentation and loss are important drivers of genetic differentiation, often leading to a decrease in genetic diversity. Yet, natural populations of tropical bees often show a lack ofExpand
The Pot-Honey of Guatemalan Bees
In Guatemala there are 32 species of native stingless bees that produce pot-honey, some 15 of which are bred by the beekeepers. The most popular bees for their facility of breeding and their honeyExpand
Population genetics of traditional landraces of Cucurbita pepo L., 1753 in the cloud forest in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
Little is known regarding the effect of fragmentation and human agricultural management on the genetic variation and gene flow of Cucurbita pepo L., 1753 in moderate fragmented areas in centralExpand
Effect of pan trap size on the diversity of sampled bees and abundance of bycatch
Monitoring pollinator health and pollination is among the top priorities to safeguard pollinators and secure pollinator services. Assessments of sampling methods are therefore essential forExpand