Puuc Route and Mayan Villages

No. 009 Melipona Guardians Tour

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Days open to the public:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

10:00 - 16:00

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Important experience activities:

  • Visit to a Mayan house.
  • Tour around the Meliponario.
  • Mayan ritual.
  • Honey Tasting.
  • Exhibition of products and sub-products from the melipona bee honey.

Approximate price:

$100 per person MXN

Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

All year long

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Melipona bee honey was used for medicinal and nutritional purposes, as well as a sweetener. In Maní, Yucatán, people perform rituals like the “U Jaanli kab” (the food for bees), and the “U jeets luumil kab” (the ideal conditions for honey production), which are firsts to favor good weather and good blooming period in the field, as well as for the coming honey harvest.

Cultural survival of the use of products from the bees without a sting among Maní population is firmly underpinned on its participation and management of indigenous herbal medicine, and above all for the participation of women in this activity. Melipona bees without sting represent “environmental health” for the ecosystems of the Maní population, as they actively participate in the pollination process of most flowering plants.

The essence of this tourist product, led by contemporary Mayan women, is the ancient ritual in Mayan language, using honey elements in a natural environment, invoking the four cardinal points.

During this tour you will visit the melipona bee cultivation place, and luckily you will see a queen bee, you will also taste the delicious, pure, ancient and medicinal melipona honey.

It includes a local guide, the ritual, a honey tasting, and a visit to the apiary. It is recommended to make a reservation by phone call or e-mail.

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Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

2 hours approximately

Suggested for:

Families, friends, and couples.

Distance from Mérida to experience No. 009 Melipona Guardians Tour

365 days

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