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Bee population in Puerto Rico decimated by Hurricane Maria

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Between 80-90% of Puerto Rico's bee population did not survive Hurricane Maria, a devastating hit to the beekeeping and agricultural industries because bees are important pollinators.

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Peculiarities of bees in Puerto Rico – part II

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Raúl A. Pérez-Rivera

This is the second of two articles about the diversity of bees in Puerto Rico.

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Peculiarities about bees of Puerto Rico – part I

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Raúl A. Pérez-Rivera

This is one of two articles about the diversity of bees in Puerto Rico.

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Figura1. Túnel construido por un abejón. Tiene cámaras en donde se deposita polen y néctar. Otros espacios se utilizan para poner los huevos y criar las larvas. (Wikipedia)

 

 

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Three new species of bees discovered in Puerto Rico

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni

Three new bee species were discovered in the southern crop zones of Puerto Rico by the Peruvian ecologist, Sara Prado. These new species are being investigated to better understand their habits and contributions to the ecosystem. 

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Protecting bees in Puerto Rico

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Daniel Rivera Vargas

The protocol of removing beehives in Puerto Rico by several federal agencies is under revision in order to protect the hives. The bees play an important role in seed dispersion in the ecosystems around the Island.

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An important insect: bee

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This article discuses the importance of the bee for the ecosystem as well as for the human being.

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