Mayan Bees: The Royal Ladies

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Stingless Mayan bees are known as “the royal ladies” because of their sweet disposition and incredible value to Mayan culture, producing honey for use as a sweetener, an antibiotic and ritual uses. Now, they and the ancient way of caring for them are dying out because of the rise of Africanized bees.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0628_050628_maya_bees.html