Mieles Don Ferro® is a family owned business based in Quebec, Canada. It all started with one hive in 2000. Our main objective is to commercialize honey from Meliponas bees in a responsible way. Our honey is produced following non-invasive principles towards bees and their environment. It is a high quality, 100% natural product. The beehives are located in an area surrounded by mountains where wildflowers abound.
Our hives are inhabited by bees of the Melipona Beecheii species. They are stingless bees that live in permanent colonies. They are 2 cm long and are excellent pollinators. They produce honey with an accentuated acidity level due to its high content of pollen and the particular storage method that these bees use within their hives. The pollen has high protein content.
The honey of Melipona bees has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of various diseases such as fleshiness, conjunctivitis and gastritis. It is also used in the healing of cataracts (in an early stage), heartburn and anemia. Furthermore, it is used to regenerate the skin after severe sunburn, and helps healing wounds.
Our honey is in high demand not only for its purity, but also the quality of the environment in wich our bees live. The abundance of an ample variety of wildflowers in the area gives a distinct aroma to our honey.
Our hives are located in the Alturas de Banao Ecological Reserve; in South Central Cuba. This area is categorized as a National Park. The park holds more than a thousand species of plants, several of them being endemic to the area.
Here more than 60 varieties of orchids and about 250 varieties of ferns are protected. The Begonia Banaense is endemic to this area as well. There is a particular microclimate at the park and a large amount of water produced by water springs that are born in its mountains. Our beehives enjoy the ideal conditions to produce high-quality honey. The local floral diversity permeates our honey with exotic aromas that fill the palates of those who taste it.
Melipona Bees Nectar Collection Area
Alturas de Banao Ecological Reserve