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Stingless Honeybees

Jen Shrock
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Joined: Jan 25, 2013
Posts: 356
Location: NW Pennsylvania Zone 5B bordering on Zone 6
    
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Are stingless honeybees available in the US and a good option for those of us that should not have regular honeybees due to allergies? If they are available, can you direct me to a source?


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Patrick Mann


Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Posts: 208
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Wow, I didn't know there were stingless social bees. Fascinating! It looks like they are native to tropical regions though, so I wonder how they would do in another climate.


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Jen Shrock
pollinator

Joined: Jan 25, 2013
Posts: 356
Location: NW Pennsylvania Zone 5B bordering on Zone 6
    
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I am thinking that most things have been imported at some point or another, so I am hoping to find someone in the continental US that might have these bees and start a dialogue to see how they are doing for them. Seems to me that I read somewhere that some of them are from the mountainous regions in the tropical areas, so they might be able to take cooler weather.
 
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