Topic: A meliponini story written inside cerumen pots.
Patricia Vit (Biologist, MSc Food Science, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas,
Venezuela; PhD School of Molecular and Medical Biosciences, University of Wales,
Cardiff, UK), retired Professor from the Food Science Departament, Faculty of
Pharmacy and Bioanalysis at Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela (1985-
2013), Honorary Associate at the Sydney Medical School – Medical Sciences, The
University of Sydney, Australia since 2011. Prometeo Researcher at Universidad
Tecnica de Machala (2014-2015). Her research interest on honey from Apis mellifera
expanded to characterize and investigate chemical composition, sensory properties
and bioactivity of tropical honey produced by Meliponini. Joint efforts to communicate
biological, medicinal and economical importance of honey and pollen processed by
bees in cerumen pots instead of beeswax combs became two books published by
Springer, Vit P, Pedro SRM, Roubik DW, editors: Pot-honey. A legacy of stingless
bees, 654 pp (2013) and Pot-pollen in stingless bee melittology, 481 pp (2018).