Regulatory News

Five thousand bees inside a 138-square-foot apartment right in the middle of Sao Paulo. This is what the student Celso Barbieri Jr., 24, has created: a system of hives made of wooden boxes and PVC pipes so that the insects can enter and exit the apartment.

The bees are of two Brazilian types of stingless species. The jatais produce a liter of honey per year and mandaçaias produce five. The student’s goal is not for profit, but to observe the experiment. BBC Brazil, which did a story about the unusual creation, confirmed that the bees only go where there is sunlight and do not bother the neighbors.

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