The honey collected from stingless bees is known as Meliponine honey, stingless bee honey, pot honey and Kelulut honey in Malaysia. Locally it is known as “Ngap Ryngkai” in Khasi and “Mengkari” in Garo. It is a special kind of honey that is produced by stingless bees belonging to Meliponine and Trigona genera. As the name suggests, the bee does not sting thus, making collection easier. They are the main pollinators among other species. The color of the honey is much clearer with a lesser viscosity and has a sweet and sour taste. All kinds of honey are good and effective but the honey from stingless bees is much more potent and medicinal. Because of its unique flavor and medicinal values, the price of this honey is slightly higher than the rest.
Stingless bee honey is rich in phenolic compounds which is the main source of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimutagenic, cardioprotective properties.
Our stingless bee honey is naturally and traditionally sourced from a small village named Jakhong, situated in West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Traditional uses: The Khasi’s and Garo’s of Meghalaya used stingless bee honey mainly in healing wounds. But in recent years, scientists have confirmed the reason behind the secret of using stingless bee honey medicinally.
Benefits of Stingless Bee Honey?
Antimicrobial- Stingless Bee Honey possess good antimicrobial activity against harmful bacteria
Antioxidant- Due to strong antioxidant activity, stingless bee honey can be one of the potential chemoprotective agents
Anti-inflammatory- Has anti-inflammatory property when applied to the skin
Eye diseases- It may help in treating chemically induced cataracts
Wound healing- Due to its antimicrobial activity, it also helps in wound healing.
Anti-ageing- Stingless bee honey has anti-ageing properties as well
Ways to Use Stingless Bee Honey
- You can use stingless bee honey for topical application to help heal wounds
- You can use it in culinary due to its unique flavour
- It would make a perfect garnish on salads and fruits
- You can even drizzle it on oats, pancakes, ice-creams and baked foods
Adverse effects of stingless bee honey: Honey as such has no adverse effects and is safe for consumption but may be harmful to those who are allergic to bee pollen.Honey is not recommended for infants and children below 2 years old.