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 colour 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 flavour 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.
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.
Stingless bee honey does not have an expiry date, but the crystallization process can change the colour and taste of the honey which is a natural process that can easily be resolved.
Honey is a natural sweetener that is widely available across the world. Stingless bee honey has a very distinctive bush taste which is a mix of sweet and sour taste with a hint of fruity flavour.
The taste of this honey comes from the resins that are present on the plants and it varies from time to time depending on the flowers and trees the bees collect their nectar from.
Zizira’s Stingless bee Honey is pure, natural, raw, and unprocessed. It has been tested free of artificial additives, colouring agents or preservative. Its colour & flavour depends directly on the source of the nectar.
Obtained from the traditional beekeepers of Meghalaya with years of indigenous knowledge, Zizira's stingless bee honey is obtained from a stingless bee that collects the nectar from medicinal plants.
Rainfall and micro-climate affect the flowers growing every season as well as their medicinal values which gives the honey its unique identity.
Local folks from Meghalaya love this honey for its delightful taste and for its high medicinal values.
As with the other types of honey, stingless bee honey contains quite a good amount of different nutrients and provides various health benefits for those who consume it regularly. These are a few health benefits of stingless bee honey.
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.