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|Title:||Bee flora and use of resources by africanized bees.|
|Authors:||MORAES, J. I. da S.|
LOPES, M. T. do R.
FERREIRA-GOMES, R. L.
LOPES, A. C. de A.
PEREIRA, F. de M.
SOUZA, B. de A.
PEREIRA, L. A.
|Affiliation:||JOSEANE INÁCIO DA SILVA MORAES, UFPI; MARIA TERESA DO REGO LOPES, CPAMN; REGINA LUCIA FERREIRA-GOMES, UFPI; ANGELA CELIS DE ALMEIDA LOPES, UFPI; FABIA DE MELLO PEREIRA, CPAMN; BRUNO DE ALMEIDA SOUZA, CPAMN; LEUDIMAR AIRES PEREIRA, UFPI.|
|Citation:||Floresta e Ambiente, v. 27, n. 3, e20170083, 2020.|
|Description:||Beekeeping is affected by adverse climatic conditions and availability of floral resources. This study aimed to survey and characterize the flora in São João do Piauí, a semi-arid region in Piauí, Brazil, and to identify species providing resources to bees. Flowering plants were observed for 18 months, and records were taken of flowering date, growth habit, visitation and resources collected by bees. Melissopalinological analysis of honey produced in the area was performed. A total of 67 flowering plant species were recorded, of which 49 were considered as bee plants, with a predominance of herbs and shrubs. The low rainfall reduces the number of flowering species, which makes important the conservation and multiplication of species which bloom in dry season, such as Ipomoea glabra, Myracrodruon urundeuva, Sida cordifolia and Ziziphus joazeiro, as well as species that contribute to honey production such as Mimosa tenuiflora, Mesosphaerum suaveolens and Croton sonderianus.|
|Type of Material:||Artigo de periódico|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAMN)|
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