Extinction of Melipona beecheii and traditional beekeeping in the Yucatán peninsula

@article{VillanuevaG2005ExtinctionOM,
  title={Extinction of Melipona beecheii and traditional beekeeping in the Yucat{\'a}n peninsula},
  author={Rogel Villanueva-G and David W. Roubik and Wilberto Colli-Uc{\'a}n},
  journal={Bee World},
  year={2005},
  volume={86},
  pages={35 - 41}
}
  • Rogel Villanueva-G, David W. Roubik, Wilberto Colli-Ucán
  • Published 2005
  • Geography
  • Bee World
  • Rearing of the ‘xunan-kab’ bee (Melipona beecheii) had been practised widely by the Mayans of the Yucatán peninsula long before arrival of the Spanish in the New World, and had been a culturally and economically important activity in that region. Melipona beecheii is kept almost exclusively in traditional log hives. Beekeepers using this bee, from the Mayan zone in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, testify to a 93% decrease in hives during the past one-quarter century. Despite concern that stingless… CONTINUE READING
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