This honey is collected by Stingless Bees (Tetragonula Biroi). Also known as Lukot or Kiyot or Kiyot or Sugar Bag.
It's moisture content is usually high, from 20% - 40% compared to mellifera (cultured italian bees) honey with moisture content of about 20%. During harvesting, pollen is unavoidably mixed with honey making it easy to ferment. This and the nectar source accounts for its characteristic sweet-sour taste, and makes this unique and rare honey rich in nutrients.
I have learned during my travels that Stingless bee honey is one secret ingredient of the albularyos in healing inflammation, goiter, prostate, malaria, ulcer, fast recovery from flu, mumps, allergies, and a whole lot more. Little studies have been made on the Stingless Bee honey because of the very little quantity these tiny bees can produce and now the wild honey or cultured honey is the mainstream honey in the Philippines.
Our farmers thinks that these awesome stingless bees are pests! That they are bothersome when they harvest coconuts and fruits. Not knowing that they are the best pollinators. This year, we started giving free training to farmers, a collaboration between Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines and the Department of Agriculture. The training aims to educate our farmers that we need pollinators to increase and improve harvest and that this is an additional earning opportunity for them when they are able to harvest and sell Stingless Bee honey, pollen and propolis.
How to use the Stingless Bee Honey
We recommend to use stingless bee honey against common cold in a mix of one tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of calamansi. It is also recommended to add a little onion if you are coughing. Stingless bee honey is also great in salads - green or fruits; adding it to a bowl full of e.g. banana, pineapple, apple, mangos, and finally drizze with stingless bee honey. It can also be added to fruit flavored yogurt. For general wellbeing, a table spoon of stingless bee honey may be added to a cup of warm water then taken before bedtime.
net content: 150grams
Posted by Lars on 30th Sep 2015
Very good quality, it's really pure! It's more sour than sweet, and has a lot of aroma to it. It's not something that everybody will like, but it's very good for you. Friendly reminder, do not give to babies under 1 year old, as honey is dangerous for the little ones. They can develop potentially fatal botulism from honey. It's not unique to this honey, it applies to all honey, it is due to infants not being able to digest the enzymes naturally found in honey. It is safe for everyone above 12 months old.