The definitions of stingless bee honey vs sting bee honey
Singless bee honey (MS2683:2017)
“A natural sweet with certain acidity substance produced by stingless bees of Meliponini tribe from the nectar of plants or from secretions of living plants or excretions of plant sucking insects on the living parts of plants, which stingless bees collect, transform by combining specific substances of their own, deposit, dehydrate, store and leave in honey pots to ripen and mature”.
Sting bee honey (Codex Alimentarius Commission 1999 & European Union Council Directive 2001)
“Natural sweet substance produced by honey bees (Apis spp) from the nectar of plants or secretions parts of plants or excretions of plant sucking insects on the living parts of plants, which bees collect, transform by combining specific substances of their own, deposits, dehydrate, store and leave in honeycombs to ripen and mature”.
Research on the stingless bee in Australia indicated that the honey produced contains a higher level of flavonoids than the honey produced by sting bee. The total antioxidant activity in the stingless bee honey was proven to be higher than that of the European floral honey. According to Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute’s (MARDI) research, stingless bee honey contains up to 10 times higher antioxidants properties than ordinary honey. It also contains lower reducing sugar (fructose and glucose) and high in anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Honey comparison between stingless bee and sting bee:
|Properties||Stingless bee honey||Sting bee honey|
|Appearance||Light gold to amber brown||Light dark brown to dark brown|
|Moisture content (raw)||< 35%||Not specified|
|Moisture content (dehydrated)||< 22%||< 20%|
|pH||2.50 – 3.80||Not specified|
|Total reducing sugars||< 90%||> 60%|
|Plant phenolic||Present||Not sepcified|
Another research study shows that the content of polyphenol in this stingless bee honey is the highest in comparison with other South American honey bees. In Malaysia, the researchers from MARDI have revealed that the major free phenolic acid in stingless bee honey is a strong antioxidant that can improve cell proliferation in the wound healing process as well as being is able to scavenge the reactive oxygen and nitrogen species.
Stingless bee honey can be used as an antibacterial ingredient in pharmaceutical formulations since it possesses antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. With low Fructose and Glucose content, stingless bee honey can be used as a natural sweetener. It is also ideal for those who live an active or stressful life, great before and after exercise as a rejuvenating tonic.
References: Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences/2018/Article
Our stingless bee honey is
- 100% pure and natural
- no artificial additives
- pesticide free
- free from urbanization pollution
- originated from Borneo highlands
- nectar sourced from Acacia mangium
- MeSTI, Halal, GMP and HACCP certified
- laboratory tested
Stingless bee honey was used traditionally by native and folks to cure common sicknesses and diseases. Therefore, it is known as Mother of Medicine for its richness natural medication and healing properties.
Stingless Bee honey beneficial effects:
- Enhance immunity and increases metabolism
- Improve sleeping patterns
- Relief cough, sore throat and mouth ulcers
- Replenishes energy and enhances stamina level
- Improves digestive system
- Accelerating healing process in wound
Contain: : 100% dehydrated stingless bee honey
Pack size : 250g / 500g / 1000g
Nectar source : Acacia Mangium
Bee species : Heterotrigona Itama
Origin : Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo Island)
Packaging : PET food grade plastic jar
Shelf live : 3 years
Storage instruction : Avoid direct sunlight. Keep in cool and dry place.
Recommended consumption : One tablespoon before breakfast or before bed. Once or twice per day.
Caution : Honey may cause allergic reactions. Not suitable for pregnant women and infants.