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Notes on Meliponini (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apinae) of Costa Rica: A Rescue Project of the South Caribe, Limón

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1109916, PP. 1-13

Subject Areas: Zoology, Environmental Sciences

Keywords: Bees, Meliponarium, Plant-Pollinator, Rescue Center, Wildlife

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Wild populations of stingless bees in Costa Rica present a valuable information gap in terms of wild ecology, due to the great difficulty that national parks and biological reserves represent to carry out population studies due to their great exemption. Due to this, the meliponarium and rescue projects of these bees provide an important opportunity for their study since they bring together local wild populations in the same physical space. In Costa Rica, there are several types of Wildlife Management Centers, which seek sustainable economic development, based on the use of products and by-products of wild flora and fauna. Considering the current legislation, the present study determined that the bee rescue center model represents an important potential in terms of the genetic connection of plant populations, as well as an easy access point for biological studies.

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Sánchez-Ocampo, M. , Monge-Villegas, D. and Cortés-Castillo, C. (2023). Notes on Meliponini (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apinae) of Costa Rica: A Rescue Project of the South Caribe, Limón. Open Access Library Journal, 10, e9916. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1109916.

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