Stingless bee honey has its own nutrients and what is amazing is that it is produced by bees that do not sting. It should be noted that there are 80 species of stingless bee in Malaysia but only less than 10 species can produce honey. Generally, only two types of honey bees are often commercialized due to the quality of the honey produced. They are be from the species Heterotrigona itama (called itama) and Geniotrigona thoracica (called torasika). Most breeders say that these species is able to produce a lot of honey and bee bread (honeycomb) of high quality.
The discovery of stingless bee honey as a commercialable ingredient is said to be relatively new and various researches are being conducted to ensure its benefits in medicine and nutrition. Hense, the suitability stingless bee honey to be used as medicine is still in the learning stage. However, various analysis have found that stingless bee honey contains substances such as phenylpropanoic acid, vitamin c, minerals, glucose, polyphenols and other sources which are important for the human body.