Today, we introduce you about stingless bee or locally called Mariolas in Costa Rica (Family Apidae, tribe Meliponini)
They are tiny bees, they do not sting and are usually inofensive.
They make entrace which resembles pipe in appearance.
They are also very important polinator in the forest of Costa Rica, so their conservation is important for many species of flowers.
We have multiple beehives to produce honey from mariolas bees (Although they produce very little amount of honey) and also to enrich enviroment of our forest.
Their honey is very good for health and it is used as natural medicine to treat skin burns and skin infection in many latin american countries.
The honey has a faint citrus taste (although the taste changes depending on the types of flowers that bees have been collected)
and it works well with bread or Arepa (Costarican pancake) and coffee!!
When you visit Costa Rica, if you have chance, we recommend you to try the honey of mariolas!!
Thank you so much for reading!!