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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #16 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2009
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Originally Posted by Azzurro View Post
I'd have to disagree with your general statement and agree with Professor. This honey is quite different in texture, smell and taste. It is almost similar to a Manuka honey but still different. I don't think it comes from a North American bee but from a specific bee and plant nectar. Hope to be back soon to get more of it.

I don't recall the street number we purchased it at but it was at grocery store just on left off the highway when entering Tulum.
Producers will tell you it's because the bees collect nectar as well as pollen, but the flavor is mostly due to the resin from the hollowed out tree trunks in which they produce the honey. This dominates other flavors, except perhaps if balche honey is produced on purpose...

If not cooked, the stingless bee honey spoils very quickly (in fact if it's not collected on a regular basis it's usually already somewhat spoiled in the hive). That's why it's important to buy from a reliable source, and also why it's practically impossible to export.
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