Stingless Bees, Meliponini

Photo by Frank Jordan, taken in San Miguel Village, Toledo District, Belize, May 2010.
Photo by Bob Thomas, taken in Tikal, May 2003.
Photo by Bob Thomas, taken at Rio On, May 2004.
Stingless Bee nest in Las Cuevas Research Center, Chiquibul Forest, Belize. Photo by Abby Trahant. May, 25, 2019
Tikal National Park, Guatemala. Photo by Dr. Bob Thomas. May 27, 2019.

There are a variety of stingless bees in most tropical environments.  They construct nests in fissures, holes, etc., and normally have a waxy opening.

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