Stingless Bees: Their Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution

  title={Stingless Bees: Their Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution},
  author={C. Gr{\"u}ter},
  journal={Stingless Bees},
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Acute toxicity of the insecticide abamectin and the fungicide difenoconazole (individually and in mixture) to the tropical stingless bee Melipona scutellaris
The research findings highlight the need for testing native bee species and environmentally relevant pesticide mixtures in risk assessments to avoid underestimation of potential risks to bee populations and the subsequent loss of pollination ecosystem services. Expand
An exploration of the relationship between recruitment communication and foraging in stingless bees
Social information is widely used in the animal kingdom and can be highly adaptive. In social insects, foragers can use social information to find food, avoid danger, or choose a new nest site.Expand
Corbiculate Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): Exploring the Limits of Morphological Data to Solve a Hard Phylogenetic Problem
Corbiculate bees comprise a distinctive radiation of animals including many familiar species, such as honey bees and bumble bees. The group exhibits a broad variety of morphologies and behaviors,Expand
Queens remate despite traumatic mating in stingless bees
Males can control female reproduction using genital plugs to impede access by rivals. In social bees, ants, and wasps, plugging may involve traumatic mating, with females being harmed. In stinglessExpand
When is it necessary to avoid your enemies? A stingless bee ignores aggressive competitor cues to explore food sources
It is inferred that food quality is the most important factor when P. droryana foragers are exploiting a food source. Expand