Chemists Find Biologically Active Sugar in Honey of Stingless Bees | Biology, Chemistry

Chemists Find Biologically Active Sugar in Honey of Stingless Bees | Biology, Chemistry

Scientists have found some interesting biology in the honey of stingless bees. Stingless bees are similar in many ways to the typical honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus). Often labeled melipona honey, some describe it as the sweetest most extrordinary liquid on the planet. That is a bold statement. It seems like the demand for stingless bee honey is growing with many top chefs demanding this unique honey in their recipes. It is an interesting avenue to explore. Stingless bees may be a tangent in the future of beekeeping. I could see the appeal of keeping bees that can’t sting you as well as producing a unique product. The most annoying thing I find with my bees is Just when you think they are calm, cool, and collected they get grouchy.

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