Putka Honey Dark
Putka Honey 25mL
BHUTAN, THE FIRST CARBON NEGATIVE COUNTRY
Bhutan is the first and only carbon-negative country in the world that is governed by the Gross Happiness Index. About 72 percent of their land mass is to be conserved as forested area. It emits 1.5million tons of carbon while its forests absorb approximately 6 million tons of carbon.
BHUTAN APICULTURE ACTIVITIES
Bhutan Sour Honey locally called "Putka Honey" is a superfood harvested by the stingless bees called Melipona under the tribe of Meliponini.
Stingless Bee Melipona forages in the protected regions of Bhutan between 700 to 1500 meters above sea level at Lokchina Gewog, Chukha District. Harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are not permitted in Bhutan. Therefore, Bhutanese farmers have to rely on Stingless Bee Melipona to pollinate their crops and increase their yields.
This working relationship with nature ensures the purity of the honey, and that it is not contaminated by pesticides or pollution.
APIS MELLIFERA COMPARISON W/ STINGLESS BEE MELIPONA
Unlike the farmed European honey bees (Apis Mellifera), Stingless Bee Melipona has a high tolerance to predators and diseases because of their size and extensive use of propolis, which serves as germicidal and repellent. They are indigenous of the tropical and sub-tropical stingless bees that forage predominantly on native plants and inflorescences of tall forest trees for floral nectar and pollen.
Due to their stingless bee Melipona's small size, they collect nectar within a radius of 300-500 meters of the hive. Hence while farmed European honey bees can produce around 25kg of honey a hive per year, these stingless honey bees produce only around 700g of honey a hive per year.
STINGLESS BEE MELIPONA ANATOMY
Stingless Bee Melipona is much smaller in size as compared to the usual yellow and black honeybees; about three to five millimeters in size, and a slimmer body structure.
SUSTAINABLE APICULTURE PRACTICE IN BHUTAN
Bhutan farmers will leave at least 37% of the honey for the colony. harvesting is done only during the honey flow of the mandarin orange seasons (November to January).
STINGLESS BEE HONEY PROPERTIES
Putka Honey is a high level of propolis that contains Phenolic, Flavonoids and Cinnamic acid derivatives.
Propolis is a complex resinous material that bees collect from tree exudates primarily resins of leaf bud and other botanical sources. It contains all 16 amino acids, glucose, vitamins A, B, C, D and E, bioflavonoids and minerals.
It is used for anti-cancer research; cell cycle arrest, induction of apoptosis, induction of mitochondrial stress, inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and tumor.
DARK SERIES TASTE / APPEARANCE:
Raw, Unheated, Unfiltered honey are extracted and kept in its natural state; contain traces of pollen, propolis, bee parts and other natural impurities.
The fermentation occurs naturally within the propolis even after extraction, developing and imbuing the honey with a bold and robust sweet-sour flavor.
Has a stronger balsamic aroma and a sharper taste of propolis, promising to awaken even the most discerning taste bud.
As it age, this honey in its raw state will develop and expand to give a different sensory experience.
Stingless bees honey is remarkably watery, an intrinsic characteristic that may be related to the humid tropical habitat. The higher moisture content together with the enzymes secretion from stingless bees stimulates fermentation in stingless bees honey.
The abundant water condition invites beneficial microorganism to inhibit and thrive inside the honey which continues even after post harvesting.
THE REASON BEHIND THE SOUR TANGY TASTE
The resins contain a hydrocarbon base and terpenes, influencing and infiltrating honey stored in the propolis honey pods with a balsamic aroma and taste.
Storage - Raw honey does not require to be kept in the refrigerator. Keep at room temperature.
Bhutan Honey Articles:
- Pure Honey from Bhutan - Only pure raw and unheated honey will crystallize
- Types of Honeybees in Bhutan
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