About MeliBio

Revolutionizing Honey Production for a Kinder World

Founding Story

United by a Shared Vision

MeliBio's story began with the shared passion of Darko Mandich and Dr. Aaron Schaller, who both recognized the need for a sustainable and kinder approach to honey production. Darko Mandich, a former honey executive, saw the negative impact of honey production on the biodiversity of native bee species. Upon immigrating to California, he met Dr. Aaron Schaller and together, they decided to pioneer a future for honey that creates a world where humans and bees thrive.

Darko and Aaron speaking at a conference
Our Approach

From the Plant Kingdom to the World of Microbes

As a cutting-edge food technology company, MeliBio has developed two proprietary approaches to create our honey. Our first approach leverages plant and food science to develop a plant-based honey that offers the same taste and performance as traditional honey. The second approach utilizes microbial fermentation technology to produce honey that is molecularly identical to the real thing.

MeliBio honey prototype
Scale and Impact

Driving Change and Stability in the Honey Industry

Our innovative methods for producing honey without bees provide several key benefits, including a stable supply chain, reduced cost volatility, and increased predictability in the honey industry. By harnessing the power of science and innovation, we've created a more sustainable and scalable solution for honey production without harming native bee species.

Drizzling honey on a flatbread dish
Ingredients Solution Provider

Animal-Free Solutions for Food & Beverage

MeliBio is committed to providing a plant-based option for honey as an ingredient found in various product categories, such as food, beverages, and personal care products. Our honey offers an alternative solution for manufacturers and the foodservice industry, helping to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

A honeybee collecting pollen

Discover Our Impact and Purpose

Join us on our mission to revolutionize the honey industry by learning more about MeliBio's impact and purpose. Explore our dedication to sustainability, innovation, and preserving bee populations through the pages linked below.