Stingless Bee

Stingless Bee and tree sap, tribe Meliponini

Family: Apidae

Subfamily: Apinae

Tribe: Meliponini


The bee pictured here (or possibly more than one) spent several days gathering and excavating tree sap on a wounded live tree.

Photo location: Selva Negra, Nicaragua.

Stingless Bee and tree sap, Meliponini

Stingless Bee in tribe Meliponini, image from Nicaragua

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