(Natural and premium)

Alternative Herbal Products,  supplying high quality Mero Honeyô of different taste on seasonal basis  at national market ( Supermarket , Five  Star Hotel/Resort)  and international market since  2007.

 

It has processing unit in Chitwan district   with modern equipment. The product of AHP has been  approved by laboratory test in  Food and Quality Control  department (DFQC) GoN lab.

The main source of  extraction of honey is  the local farmers of mid hills  of Nepal

AHP  use maximum   wild fruiting Chiuri honey   for the  production of Herbal soap and cold cream

 

In general , honey  collected from the nectar of Chiuri , Rudilo and Buck Wheat is good for medicinal and cosmetic purpose.

 

Mero  Chiuri Honey  is one of the  popular brand of   Nepalese domestic market .

Bee keeping  Farming in Nepal.

Nepal ‘s  rich diverse climatic condition and wide range of flora and faunas  makes it a host of five out of seven bee species found in the world. Out of them only two are domestic and the rest are wild species.

A brief description on each of the species is made below:

Apis cerana:
It is an indigenous and domestic species. It is friendly and suitable for hilly region. It can be reared up to an altitude of 3400 meters. Bees from this species are called Asian bee.

Apis melifera:
 This species is domestic but imported from Europe . The bees from this species are friendly. Due to higher yield of honey and wax it is more in demand and popular than other species commercially. It can be reared at an altitude below 1500 meters. Bees from this species are called European bee.

Apis laboriosa:
This is a high altitude species, which is found at an altitude ranging from 1200 meter to 3500 meter. This species is wild and furious. It is found in limited number only. The honey from this species is harvested once a year and is known as rock honey.

As the honey from this species has unique taste and quality, it fetches higher value than the honey from other species. Similarly, it is popular and more in demand, particularly due to its wider medical values, than other species. Bees from this species are called Rock bee.

Apis dorsata:
 It is a wild and furious species. It is common in the areas below 1000-meter altitude. Bees from this species are called Giant bee.

Apis florea :
 This species is found at an altitude ranging from 300 meter to 500 meter. The bees from this species are of smaller size. It is a wild species and the bees from this species generally build their hives on the branch of trees. Bees from this species are called small bee.

The average annual productivity of†Apis laboriosa†,†Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis ceranaand†Apis Melifera†is estimated to be about 20-100 kg., 5-50 kg., 1-5 kg., 8-15 kg and 20-50 kg.per hive respectively. However, the productivity of†A.melifera†seems to be on the lower side as compared with the productivity of major honey producing countries.

Product scenario

Honey production in Nepal is increasing significantly every year. Total production of honey at present is estimated to be more than 1600 mt. per year. One conservative estimate made by a study has indicated that Nepal has a potentiality to produce more than 10,000 mt. of honey per year.

Plant sources:
The followings are the different plant sources from which the bees collect nectar and prepare honey in Nepal:

a    Buck Wheat

b)   Mustard

c)   Rudhilo

d)   Chiuri (Diploknema butyracea Roxburgh)

e)   Cammano

f)    Litchi

g)   Orange