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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    Was interested to know if anyone ever tried this north of the border? Back in the early 70's my uncle in Texas was a professional beekeeper. He took me to see an elderly Mexican gentleman near Brownsville that had a couple hives of stingless bees. Apparently he brought them with him from Mexico back in the 60's. As I recalled the hives seem to be thriving. I don't think they'd do well up north but perhaps in southern Texas or Florida. Just curious.

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    Default Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    What are stingless bees?

    Kingfisher

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    Default Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    Fat bee man in Ga raises about as close as you can get to stingless bees, they still sting if queenless or in really bad weather, but even on overcast days they are really calm.

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    Default Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    That's fascinating- I had no idea of these bees' existence.
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    i believe they are not to be imported into the US but i could be wrong - some might have them for study use in a University use or something

    would be cool to have - but most times normal honeybees might as well be stingless

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