A review of stingless bees' bioactivity in different parts of the world

Goh, Lucky Poh Wah and Roslina Jawan and Ainol Azifa Mohd Faik and Jualang Azlan Gansau (2022) A review of stingless bees' bioactivity in different parts of the world. Journal of Medicine and Life (JML), 16. pp. 16-21. ISSN 1844-122x

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Stingless bees, also known as meliponines, live in beehives. However, reports on the distribution of stingless bees are scattered, resulting in a lack of precision. Honey and propolis are the main components that can be harvested from their beehive, with a great commercial value of up to 610 million USD. Despite the enormous potential profits, discrepancies in their bioactivities have been observed worldwide, leading to a lack of confidence. Therefore, this review provided oversight on the potential of stingless bee products and highlighted the differences between stingless bees in Asia, Australia, Africa, and America. The bioactivity of stingless bee products is diverse and exhibits great potential as an antimicrobial agent or in various diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and oral problems.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Stingless bees, Kelulut, Honey, Propolis, Antimicrobial, Bioactivity
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL360-599.82 Invertebrates
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF1-1100 Animal culture > SF521-539.8 Bee culture
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2023 16:22
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 16:22
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/35845

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