ITV-DS develops an unprecedented research study in the Amazon, with native stingless bee species Melipona seminigra and Melipona fasciculata, among others. In partnership with local institutions, Embrapa and the Federal University of Pará, and with the support of the technology developed by CSIRO and Vale, the behavior of a collection of those bees, marked with electronic tags, has been studied both in Belém and Carajás. The state of Pará has an enormous wealth of species of stingless bees, being the most biodiverse in Brazil, according to recent assessments. Native bees not only produce honey but also pollinate flowers with great efficiency, and the fruits produced through this service of pollination, as in the case of açaí and cupuaçu, are of better quality and longer shelf life.
Get to know how the installation of microsensors in bees, developed by ITV, works
Learn how bees behave and their habits
Bees are used as environmental bioindicators in Carajás