Regulatory News

Researchers at the Institute of Biosciences at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) found that feeding stingless bees with sugar syrup or honey during periods of drought enables the growth of the colonies. Thus, beekeepers can increase productivity.

Scientists believe that supplementary feeding ensures the survival of the insects in times of drought when floral resources are scarcer. Thus, bees have higher reproduction conditions and with that increase in colony size, produce more honey. The study included the participation of Brazilian and American researchers from the University of Texas.

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