Types of Honey

Tualang Honey

Tualang Honey is honey taken from bee’s nest on tualang tree in the jungle. Tualang tree usually grows very tall in thick forest.

Tualang Honey is believed to be produced by honey bees in the forest that collect nectar from various wild flowers (poliflora). This is the reason many believe this honey contains extremely high beneficial value compared to other common honey.

In addition, tualang honey bees nest is difficult to find because a honey harvestor has to travel deep into the forest. Even after it is found, the nest usually sits on a very high branch of the tualang tree. The arduous effort involved in harvesting tualang honey makes it a much sought-after honey and can fetch a very high price in the market.

Sidr Honey @ Yemen Honey

Sidr Honey is the world’s most expensive honey originating from Yemen. The benefits of sidr honey is said to be highest in value and also highest medicinal value.

Sidr treeSidr honey is produced in Hadramaut Mountains, Peninsular Arab that is still free from pollution. Sidr honey bees collect nectar only from sidr trees (monoflora). Sidr trees in Yemen is believed to be the oldest trees in the world. Almost all parts of the this tree are used by the locals for health benefits due to its high beneficial value.

Therefore, sidr honey which originates from sidr tree also has high nutrition content and medicinal value, compared to other types of honey. Sidr honey is very potent in curing liver, digestion and respiratory diseases, as an aphrodisiac and a very effective antioxidant and antibacterial substance.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly, also known as the Bee’s Milk due to its yellowish white color that looks like milk. This type of honey is one of the rarest and usually produced only in small quantities (up to a few hundred grams only).

Royal jelly is the honey consumed by the bees nest’s queen. The queen bee is bigger in size, has longer life and the only bee in the nest that can has reproduction ability. These are the reasons why many believe that royal jelly can also has the same effect on humans.

However, royal jelly is highly sensitive to temperature and does not last long. Therefore, the production of this honey for human use has to be done fresh and is usually refrigerated.

Propolis Honey

Propolis Honey is not really a honey from flowers, but is produced from nectar of trees. This nectar is discharged from trees to protect the bark and is also used by the bees to protect their nest. So, it is not surprising that propolis means ‘protector of the city’ in Greek.

Madu propolis kaya dengan antibiotik flavonoid dan pengambilannya boleh meningkatan daya tahan penyakit.

There are 2 types of propolis honey – green and brown. Green propolis honey is usually found in Brazil.

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is honey imported from New Zealand. Manuka Honey is produced by honey bees living near manuka trees (Leptospermum scoparium), in unpolluted suburbs of New Zealand with its clean and fresh air.

Therefore, manuka honey bees collect nectar from one type of flower only (monoflora). This honey is collected from the wild and some is produced from cultivated honey bees.

Manuka honey is popular in the international market because of its high anti-bacterial content. This anti-bacterial content is called Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) and manuka honey products are measure according to the level of UMF content. UMF 10 to 16 is the recommended level for manuka honey that can be used therapeutics usage. Please refer to Unique Manuka Factor® Honey Association for more information.

Trigona Honey

Trigona Honey is produce by trigona bees – a type of bees which is small in size (the size of a fly). Trigona bees nest is usually found in between the roots or in a tree stump, near the land surface (unlike normal bees nest, which up on a tree).

Trigona bees nestTrigon honey is usually lighter in color compared to common forest honey and has a slight sour taste. The quantity harvested from each nest is also lesser compared to common bees nest – usually less than a bottle. Most trigona honey is natural resource mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Benefits of trigona honey include increasing body metabolisme, as an aphrodisiac, maintaining beauty, strengthening women who just gave birth, and curing various diseases and internal injuries.