Bee Flora and Use of Resources by Africanized Bees

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Editor Chefe: João Vicente de Figueiredo Latorraca
Início Publicação: 31/12/1993
Periodicidade: Trimestral

Bee Flora and Use of Resources by Africanized Bees

Ano: 2020 | Volume: 27 | Número: 3
Autores: Moraes, Joseane Inácio da Silva; Lopes, Maria Teresa do Rêgo; Ferreira-Gomes, Regina Lucia; Lopes, Angela Celis de Almeida; Pereira, Fábia de Mello; Souza, Bruno de Almeida; Pereira, Leudimar Aires
Autor Correspondente: Maria Teresa do Rêgo Lopes | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: nectar; pollen; floral resources

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Resumo Inglês:

Beekeeping is affected by adverse climatic conditions and availability of floral resources. This study aimed to survey and characterize the flora in São João do Piauí, a semi-arid region in Piauí, Brazil, and to identify species providing resources to bees. Flowering plants were observed for 18 months, and records were taken of flowering date, growth habit, visitation and resources collected by bees. Melissopalinological analysis of honey produced in the area was performed. A total of 67 flowering plant species were recorded, of which 49 were considered as bee plants, with a predominance of herbs and shrubs. The low rainfall reduces the number of flowering species, which makes important the conservation and multiplication of species which bloom in dry season, such as Ipomoea glabra, Myracrodruon urundeuva, Sida cordifolia and Ziziphus joazeiro, as well as species that contribute to honey production such as Mimosa tenuiflora, Mesosphaerum suaveolens and Croton sonderianus.