Ok honeybee keeping has gotten me intrested in other types of "bees" i was wondering if anybody knew of any types of bees that you can keep besides honey bees and bumble bees.
In Malesia I saw interesting bees. The hives was like human thumble size tubes, and they were fixed in the tree trunk. Opening was downwards. There was little bees inside, about 6 mm long. Perhaps there were 20-30 bees in the hive. Some guarded the opening. They were not nursed.
I have read that in Brasil Apiculture University tryes to keep wild bees which make combs like cups upwards. Bees have no sting.