Melipona Honey 4 oz.
From our beekeeper friends in Morelos, Mexico. The Melipona bee is a stingless and endangered bee that produces a special type of sweet-sourhoney, an antioxidant that contains healing and nutritional properties. It was considered an essential tool in traditional Mayan medicine.
This honey is made by Melipona bees gathering nectar from the flowers around the state of Morelos in Mexico. These bees are extremely selective with the type of flowers they forage, they search for only the best to produce the richest and finest nectar, Because of this selective behavior, Melipona beehives only produce up to 3 to 4 liters of honey per year, which makes it a unique and highly valued honey.
This beekeeping tradition has been considered sacred to the Maya for its spiritual benefits. To the Maya, bees have a mystical power, said to appear as messengers between the living world and the underworld. (Nat Geo, 2012)
Melipona bee, with other types of stingless-bee species (Escaptotrigona pectoralis, Nanotrigona perilampoides, among others) , are responsible for the pollination of the 60% of the Mayan Forest. Actually, some bee colonies have to visit about two million flowers to make one pound of this sacred honey.