Nesting stingless bees in urban areas: a reevaluation after eight years

  title={Nesting stingless bees in urban areas: a reevaluation after eight years},
  author={Karine Munck Vieira and P. Netto and Danielle L.A.S. Amaral and S. Mendes and L{\'i}via Cabral de Castro and F. Prezoto},
  • Karine Munck Vieira, P. Netto, +3 authors F. Prezoto
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Sociobiology
  • Studies of nesting ecology have proven to be extremely important for stingless bee conservation. These studies have rarely been conducted in urban landscapes, and even fewer have compared species diversity and abundances over time. We surveyed native stingless bee nests at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora campus in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, from May 2008 to April 2009. We recorded the number of nests, nest height, species diversity, and nest substrate type (i.e., natural or… CONTINUE READING
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