Regulatory News


A study by the Biosciences Institute at the University of Sao Paulo in partnership with the University of Texas found the presence of Brazilian stingless bees in all of South America. According to the survey, this species known as arapua has the ability to travel long distances and colonize heavily degraded environments. Thus, they can offset the decline of other pollinators in those regions.

The discovery was published in an article from the magazine, Conservation Genetics. "It was the first time that a species native to Brazil with these characteristics was observed," says researcher Rodolfo Jaffé, one of the authors of the study. Scientists believe that one of the causes of the population growth of these bees across the continent could be due to the deforestation of Atlantic Forest areas.

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