Recovering Co-Existence of Meliponas Bees and Mayas

Stephane Plamieri, a French emigrant in Mexico, lives his dream life in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is working his fingers to the bone and with passion to recover the meliponas bees tradition in the Mayan communities. The Heritage Route crossed his path in his lovely hotel Don Diego de la Selva to know more about this heritage piece for Mayan and others.

The Melipona bee is the symbol of the wisdom of the Mayans. They were living together for more than 3000 years, feeding each other. Deforestation and loss of interest in their honey were the major threats that caused the destruction of 80% of meliponas population up to less than 1000 colonies in Quintana Roo. Lire la suite