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 The Meliponicultura, as the production of this honey is called, began more than three thousand years ago. Honey was widely used by Mayan healers to treat eye, hearing, respiratory, digestive and postpartum problems, and it is still used today in many Yucatán communities. Because this native species of Melipona bee (Melipona Beechelii) absorbs more plant nutrients than other bees, its honey contains more fructose than glucose, giving it unique flavor and textural properties. However, it is important to note that there is no solid scientific evidence supporting the idea that melipona honey can repair eyesight.

Melipona honey is a product of the Melipona bee, a hardy, lush bee that makes its home in the hollows of trees and stone walls. More productive than all the others, the Melipona bee creates honey of unparalleled complexity and richness, despite its sensitivity to climate and habitat change.

Our Source: Central Mexico

This sweet treasure is harvested in the Totonac region of Veracruz, where more than 20 families of producers collaborate, forming a cooperative under local legislation. Here they engage with our Edible Forest model, where the cultivation of melipona is paired with that of cinnamon, allspice and vanilla.


Native to the regions of Veracruz and Puebla, these bees, also known as "Maya" bees, are endemic to Mexico. They are exceptional due to the absence of sting and venom, making their honey unique. This ancient honey is recognized for its healing properties, and its wax has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.


Savoring our Melipona honey is a unique experience: moisturizing and antiseptic, its taste is as complex as it is delicious.

  • Color: Intense amber, oscillating between yellow and orange.
  • Aroma: Suavely sweet with an acid touch, varies according to the season of production.
  • Texture: Exceptionally liquid.
  • Flavor: Multifloral, citric, resinous, with a subtle note of alcoholic fermentation



Melipona honey is not only healthy but also delicious, making it easy to add to your daily diet. Here are some recipes to get you started:


  • Melipona Honey Smoothie: Mix 1 cup of almond milk, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of Melipona honey and a handful of spinach for a nutritious and tasty breakfast smoothie.

  • Honey Mustard Vinaigrette : Mix 2 tablespoons of Melipona honey, 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil for a healthy and tasty dressing.

  • Honey Glazed Carrots: Toss the sliced carrots in 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of Melipona honey, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and a pinch of salt. Roast in the oven until tender and glazed.




Immerse yourself in a taste adventure with our Mexican Melipona Scaptotrigona Honey, and discover the taste of purity and authenticity. Available for sale from July-August, following our post-harvest stabilization process.


A 300g jar of this precious honey is waiting for you.



  • Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). (n.d.). Honey production. 


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