Study

A pollen mix supplemented with 25% Apis mellifera-collected pollen can be used to feed stingless bees Scaptotrigona postica; laboratory experiments in Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Published source details Testa P.R., Silva A.N. & Zucoloto F.S. (1981) Nutritional value of different pollen mixtures for Nannotrigona (Scaptotrigona) postica. Journal of Apicultural Research, 20, 94-96

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Replace honey-hunting with apiculture

Action Link
Bee Conservation
  1. Replace honey-hunting with apiculture

    The second trial, with groups of 15 worker bees given each experimental diet found that a mix of S. postica-collectedpollen with 25% Apis mellifera-collected pollen allowed equivalent development in S. postica workers to pure S. postica pollen, but higher proportions of A. mellifera pollen in the mix led to reduced development and lower pollen consumption (Testa et al. 1981).

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