Rosensky ® Honey is harvested from the hives of stingless bees at THE ORCHARD. Despite the name, Meliponini do have stingers, but they can’t be used for defence because they are too small. In fact, stingless bees are often only one centimetre in total body length, about a fifth the size of European honeybees. One advantage of their small stature is access to many species of small wildflower that their larger cousins cannot fit within. While their size also means Meliponini produce only small quantities, their honey is more nutritious and highly prized.

Another distinctive feature is that stingless bee honey is stored naturally in the ‘pot’. These pots differ from the hives of other honey bees in that they contain not just honey, but pollen and propolis too, delivering all-in-one health benefits.

Research indicates Stingless Bee Honey has many health benefits:

Antioxidants that fight damaging free radicals
Anti-inflammatory effects to protect tissues from highly toxic chemical mediators
Moisturising properties to improve wound healing and reduce scarring by promoting angiogenesis and oxygen circulation
Rosensky honey is rich in vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and fructooligosaccharides (FOSs, which don’t raise blood sugars) among almost two hundred recorded compounds
Rich in minerals such as potassium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, copper, iron and manganese
Rosensky honey's multiple benefits (including apoptotic, antiproliferative, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic & immunomodulatory) suggest it can decrease the risk of cancer development
Treatment of ocular diseases such as cataract and vitrectomy: polyphenols found in the stingless bee honey inhibit the angiogenesis & inflammatory cytokines by suppressing formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and upregulate antioxidative enzymes

Rosensky ® Honey range of products:

Each species of stingless bee produces honey with a distinct flavour and aroma, varying according to pH, acidity, amino acids and antioxidant properties, as well as natural sugar content. The colour of the honey depends on which minerals, phenolic compounds and carotenoids are present. Honeys run from brilliant yellow through to amber and even darker, some looking almost black!


(Very very rare species)

Honey Colour: Bright gold
Taste: Despite the name of this very rare bee species, its honey will do you good! This honey has a natural, therapeutic flavour, with a bitter-sweet edge.


(Very rare species)

Honey Colour: Yellow gold
Taste: The predominant flavour of the honey from this rare species is sweet, balanced with just a hint of savoury sourness. Some say there’s also a soupçon of fine wine flavour!


(Rare species)

Honey Colour: Deep Yellow Gold
Taste: Also from a rare species, Itama honey has a low sugar content, the honey from Itama bees has a pleasant sweet-sour acidity, anchored in sweetness.