• In Maya Xunán kab is the name for stingless bees and their honey.
  • Yucatán and Campeche are the major honey producers in Mexico.

Mexico is one of the principal honey producers in the world. The lead role in its production is played by the honeybees, who find the nectar in flowers that they need to be transformed into honey. 

Honey can be categorized as comb honey, which is what is found still in its natural state of storage in the beeswax. Liquid honey refers to what has been extracted from the honeycombs, but does not have any crystals or crystallized honey, which is in a solid state as a result of the natural process of the crystallization of the sugars.

Honey can also be classified according to its color, which can be transparent, pale amber, or dark amber. Mexico’s honey is made by bees and also from agaves. A third of Mexico’s honey is produced on the Yucatán peninsula. These include vine and bamboo honey, tajonal (made from the sunflower goldeneye), ts’its’ilche’, multiflower, multiflower from the jungle, summer, and stingless bee honeys.

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Nutricional Value: 

Honey is a sweet substance formed mainly by sugars such as glucose and fructose. It also contains acids, proteins, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.

Preparation: 

Honey is a sweet substance formed mainly by sugars such as glucose and fructose. It also contains acids, proteins, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.

Basic Facts: 
  • 1.9 million beehives form Mexico’s apiary industry.
  • Mexico is the eighth honey producer in the world.
  • China is the world’s leading country in honey production.
  • 0.3 percent is the annual consumption of honey per capita in Mexico.
  • Mexico’s participation in honey production is 3.7 percent in the global market.
Regions: 
These are the states with the highest honey production during 2014:
1. Yucatán
2. Jalisco
3. Campeche
4. Chiapas
5. Veracruz
Season: 
The main seasons are from April to May and from November to December.
ENE ENE
FEB FEB
MAR MAR
ABR ABR
MAY MAY
JUN JUN
JUL JUL
AGO AGO
SEP SEP
OCT OCT
NOV NOV
DIC DIC

Moderate Production

Abundant Production