Regulatory News

Honey produced by stingless bees that live in the Amazon could be a viable economic alternative for local communities. This is what the coordinator of the Department of Entomology, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Marcio Luiz de Oliveira defended at a conference on the subject during the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC).

According to the expert, the Amazon has the largest variety of stingless bees on the planet, about 150 catalogued species. Oliveira believes that the honey produced by these insects could stand out in the international market. "It is an organic product from the Amazon and is cultivated by indigenous and riverine communities," said the researcher.

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