Real stingless bee honey -No online sale currently!
Rare remedies from the Amazonian rainforest
from native stingless bees have a long tradition of use in South and
Central America. We are proud to launch the first online store offering
pure honey extracted from colonies of stingless bees. We both keep
colonies and work with a number of local farmers in the San Martin
region of Amazonian Peru. All of our honey is extracted under much care
from colonies by our group and conserved under optimal conditions until
Used in a variety of rainforest remedies. The honey from Melipona
bees in the Peruvian Amazon are used in traditional folk medicine,
where it is mixed with plant extracts and alcohol, before being
consumed to cure the common cold and alleviate coughing. It can also be
consumed pure or used to sweeten a favorite plate. Our bees visit
mainly trees along the River Shilcayo in the northeastern Peru and
provide a pleasant and very unusual 100% natural sweetener. The natural
water content of our honey is between 26% and 29%. We currently provide
honey from either of four different species of Melipona bees (M. eburnea, M. illota, M. grandis, and M. cf. rufiventris). The honey you receive will carry the name of the source. These species of Melipona
all provide honey with similar properties and with only subtle
differences in their flavor and content. The units offered for sale
contains app. 6 oz.
produced in very low quantities. This widespread bee is known under
popular names like jataí, angelita, virgencita, ramichi, and españolita
in Latin America. Honey is used in particular as a pure remedy. Whereas
Melipona bees can be as large as the stinging honey bee (Apis mellifera), Tetragonisca
bees are slender and delicate. The honey is produced in minute
quantities and is highly sought after throughout South American and
used there for curing cough and even said to improve human fertility.
The natural water content is about 29% in our honey. Honey from Tetragonisca
will contain nectar mixed from up to 50 different plant species
yielding a truely unique and composite flavor. We keep one species of Tetragonisca (T. angustula). The units offered for sale contains app. 2 oz.
Propolis from Scaptotrigona
for chewing. Propolis is a wax-like resinous substance collected from
trees and used as a cement to seal cracks or open spaces in the hive.
Its color varies from brown to reddish, depending on its botanical
origin. The genus Scaptotrigona of which we cultivate several species (S. polysticta
and two scientifically undescribed species) produce copious amounts of
propolis that we harvest from our colonies. The consistency is like
chewing-gum and chewed in the Oxapampa region of Central Peru to treat
throat infections (sore throat). It is supplied in small balls
collected from the edges of the colony. It can be used chewed together
with your own favorite chewing gum. The units offered for sale contains
3 1/2 oz.
NOTICE: We only carry limited
quantities of honey. We will post on the website once each product is
sold out, but you may occasionally find that the product is sold out
even after your transaction went though. In this case we can either
return your money or send your honey as soon as it becomes available
Our shipping charge is based on the actual charge when
shipped by First Class International Airmail directly from Peru via
Demonstration of the hives and natural
colonies by arrangement only with one of our associates is available
for tourists visiting Tarapoto (Peru), including sampling of honey
directly from the hives. Scientists interested in studying our honey or
bee hives (18 different species) are encouraged to contact us.
of our credit card transactions are handled by Paypal on their separate
and secure site. This provides you with a safe and secure form of
payment. We never receive any financial information from Paypal other
than their deposit of the payment from you. Your personal contact
information is protected by Melipona.org and we will not provide your
information to any third parties.
For added customer comfort, we can also sell the honey directly from our 100% positive feedback ebay account using the Buy It Now option. Please email us with the product desired and your location to post the item.
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