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Author Topic: Bee other than Apis mellifera?  (Read 2447 times)
Bee Boy
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« on: July 06, 2004, 05:28:52 PM »

I was wondering if anybody knew of a supplier for honey bees other than Apis mellifera? If you do could you give me the address, email etc..?



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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 11:36:59 AM »

First of all you can't import bees other than Apis mellifera into the U.S.  There are a few suppliers of Apis indica in southern India but, they don't ship, especialy out of country.  And besides, they don't produce as much honey as Apis mellifera bees.  So, sorry but you can't get bees out of country(exept australia) in the U.S.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 11:44:53 AM »

What about stingless bees?  Are they not from the Americas?
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 01:08:16 PM »

http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/inse006/inse006.htm
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/ahb/inf29.html
http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/insects/bees/
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 03:25:22 PM »

Stingless bees are from South America (i.e. Brasil) and they're are in the genus Trigona.  Unfortunetly, they're not allowed to be imported into the U.S.  Even worse yet, they won't even survive outside of a sub tropical climate. huh  Sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2005, 04:37:11 PM »

The stingless bees are quite mean and bite. No other bees produce honey as well as apis malifera so it wouldnt work well anyway, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2005, 09:18:15 PM »

Some stingless bees not only bit but in the case of Trigona tataira they secreat acid onto the bite wounds they inflict.  Not a good cobonation. smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2005, 09:22:13 PM »

exactly Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2005, 07:46:34 AM »

from what I have read about stingless bees I think I would rather be stung, they pull hairs, bite, and try to crawl into any orifice they can find. But they wouldn,t get to keep much of their honey if were not able to protect it. I can just imagine having a ball of bees on your face trying to crowd into your nostrils mouth and eyes. Give me a good old sting anyday
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005, 09:57:29 AM »

Thanks for that info guys.  I'll stick to the honey bee!
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