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Insect of the Month (November): Mopane bee, Plebeina hildebrandti (stingless bee)
Colony collapse disorder in honeybees is a major concern, and alternative pollinators are of great interest. Stingless bees are highly efficient pollinators and their honey is in great demand because of its cultural and medicinal properties. icipe is at the forefront studying African stingless bees.