Stingless Bees of Mexico

  title={Stingless Bees of Mexico},
  author={Jos{\'e} Javier G Quezada-Eu{\'a}n},
  booktitle={Springer International Publishing},
The Process and Outcome of the Africanization of Honey Bees in Mexico: Lessons and Future Directions
The Africanization of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the Americas is among the most extensive insect invasions in the world, with large-scale effects on the economy and ecology of a wholeExpand
Buzz-Pollinated Crops: A Global Review and Meta-analysis of the Effects of Supplemental Bee Pollination in Tomato
It is concluded that employing native, wild buzz pollinators can deliver important economic benefits with reduced environmental risks and increased advantages for both developed and emerging economies. Expand
Larval food provisions affect developmental time, body size and vitellogenin titers of Scaptotrigona pectoralis gynes (Hymenoptera: Meliponini)
Body size has frequently been discussed as related to reproductive success. Stingless bees show remarkable variation in body size among and within sexes and castes, but very little is known about theExpand
Overview of Bee Pollination and Its Economic Value for Crop Production
The role played by bee pollination is highlighted, which influences the economy, and enlists the different types of bees and other insects associated with pollination. Expand
Stingless bees in urban areas: low body size and high frequency of diploid males at mating congregations of Nannotrigona perilampoides (Hymenoptera: Meliponini) in Mérida, Yucatán, México
The results suggest that the performance of colonies of N. perilampoides is poorer in tropical urban compared with rural sites, possibly as a consequence of limited resources and mating among a small number of colonies. Expand
Biocultural Diversity Loss: the Decline of Native Stingless Bees (Apidae: Meliponini) and Local Ecological Knowledge in Michoacán, Western México
Local ecological knowledge (LEK) is of utmost importance for biodiversity conservation; however, a number of studies document the loss of LEK regarding native bees. Stingless bees (Apidae:Expand
Description of the male of Lepidotrigona nitidiventris (Smith, 1857), redescription of the female holotype and additional morphological data on the workers (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)
The male of Lepidotrigona nitidiventris is described for the first time, emphasizing the structure of the male genital capsule and metasomal sterna four through seven, and it is proposed that the obviously smaller L. palavanica should not be included in the large-sized group of Lepids. Expand
Patterns of sexual size dimorphism in stingless bees: Testing Rensch’s rule and potential causes in highly eusocial bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini)
It is suggested that in highly eusocial taxa, additional selection mechanisms, possibly related to individual and colonial interests, could influence the evolution of environmentally determined traits such as body size. Expand