any of certain social, honey-producing tropical bees of the family Apidae, as of the genus Melipona, having a nonfunctional stinger.
What Does The “Bee” In Spelling Bee Mean Exactly?By the late eighteenth century, bee had become commonly referred to the joining of neighbors to work on a single activity to help a neighbor in need
Origin of stingless bee
First recorded in 1855–60
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