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Beekeepers in the state of Tocantins, located in the central west region of Brazil, are discovering the advantages of honey production in stingless bees. Although this kind of insect is rarer, the activity is profitable and cheaper because producers do not need to wear protective gear.

In the region of Novo Acordo, 110 kilometers from Palmas, capital of Tocantins, beekeepers began to reforest an area with vegetation typical of the region, which contributes to the conservation of bees. According Odílio Resende, a specialist from the Institute of Rural Development in Tocantins, the honey produced by stingless insects is more refined and becomes more expensive due to the nutritional value.

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