Native Chiapas Bees: Recouping an Ancient Mayan Tradition

Peter Brown

An article about the work of indigenous communities in preserving native Chiapas bees, known in Chiapas as Ansil Pom (Tzotzil), Chap (Chol), or Melipona (Spanish). These native bees have traditionally been highly valued for their honey which has strong medicinal qualities and a powerful sweetness.

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