Melipona bees are special Stingless bees from Mexico and Central America. They make Melipona or Mayan Honey. Many people say that the Honey is the World Best Bee Honey.
Melipona Honey is Honey made by Melipona Bees. Melipona Bees are indigenous to Central America. Their species is under threat of extinction due to the destruction of their habitat and the introduction of European bees which are considerably more aggressive than their American cousins.
Mayan Honey is widely believed to be the World Best Honey because of the way it is produced. Whereas European Bea’s have been farmed to produce as much volume as possible. The Melipona Bees have been farmed to produce the highest quality product possible. Over many generations the difference in quality is obvious to all those why taste them. They have also lost their sting so they aren’t dangerous to us.
What are the Health Benefits of Healing Honey?
Honey has many scientifically proven health benefits.
- Eye diseases
- Gastrointestinal tract diseases
- Neurological disorders
- Effect on fertility
- Cholesterol and lipid-lowering effects in Cardiovascular diseases
- Wound healing activity
The Flavoured Honey tastes great
But most of all the flavour of Mayan Honey is great. It bursts with the taste wild flowers.
Some Uses for Honey
As well as eating the delicious tasting Melipona honey the Maya have found ingenious ways of incorporating it into products while keeping its healing properties.
Mayan Honey Bees produce about one litre of honey a year whereas their European cousins produce over 30.