oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Observations on nests of stingless honeybees in Natal (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Nests of Trigona gribodoi and T. beccarii are descriptionbed. T. gribodoi inhabits small hollows in tree trunks and branches. The brood is in clusters, as are pollen pots and honey pots. T. beccarii nests in the ground, in a batumen lined cavity. The brood is in horizontal combs and the whole nest is much as in the related T. tanganyikae. The enormous storage pots are supported by rather numerous long pillars.

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