Two native Belizean bee species (Trigona sp and Tetragonisca angustula in the background)
Tetragonisca angustula is an important wild pollinator, and has been evaluated for use in places like greenhouses, for example strawberries. A limited amount of runny tasty honey can be harvested from colonies too. The honey stored in large pots at the top of their colony.
Bees are predominant pollinators; they pollinate 80% of flowering plants including fruits and vegetables.
Bees are the only social insects partially domesticated by humans. To attract more bees, plant more blue and cluster flowers.
Photograph by Craig Knox
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