MeliBio opens a storefront on Knowde

Mellody® plant-based honey is now on Knowde

SAN JOSE, CA – JANUARY 31, 2024 – MeliBio, which produces Mellody®, the world’s first plant-based honey, has launched a business-to-business (B2B) storefront on Knowde, the food and nutrition industry’s leading digital customer experience platform.  

“While demand for honey continues to grow, the global honeybee population has been declining by 30 percent per year for more than a decade, creating a highly volatile and unpredictable supply chain. Mellody® plant-based honey is a sustainable and all-natural alternative that can be used to bind granola bar ingredients, sweeten yogurt and milk products, balance acid and spices in sauces, and more,” said Darko Mandich, CEO and Co-Founder of MeliBio. 

Mellody® plant-based honey is produced using fructose, glucose, and a range of plant extracts including   red   clover,   jasmine,   passionflower,   chamomile,   and   seaberry,   among   other ingredients. It has the same floral, bright, and sweet flavor and sticky, drippy, and thick texture as honey produced by bees, but is 100% vegan and glyphosate-free. Because it’s a plant-based product, it helps protect native pollinators and encourages biodiversity.

“Knowde helps level the playing field for novel ingredient suppliers like Mellody® that are looking to increase their market reach and identify new customers, while giving the R&D community the tools they need to find the right ingredients and get answers to technical questions in order quickly to shorten development time and get products to market faster,” said Kyle Bastien, Vice President of Sales for Knowde.

In addition to 1,500 suppliers and more than 35,000 ingredients, Knowde offers the modern, online experience buyers want with industry-leading search capabilities, a simplified process to request documents, order samples and receive quotes, and access to experts who can answer questions.

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About MeliBio

MeliBio is an award winning company innovating the food industry, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company’s vision is to create a world where humans and bees thrive. TIME named MeliBio as Best Inventions 2021 for the innovative approach to make honey without bees, that has a positive impact on bee biodiversity. For more information, visit

About Knowde

Knowde is the digital customer experience platform designed specifically for the ingredient, polymer, and chemical industries. Over 8,000 of the world’s largest suppliers and distributors trust Knowde to accelerate their digital transformation and drive business growth. Knowde’s software unlocks the power of product data, allowing businesses to enable their internal teams, power their internal tools, deliver amazing customer experiences on their websites, and expand their reach by listing their products on the industry’s largest marketplace. Knowde is backed by top-tier investors, including Coatue, Sequoia Capital, Refactor Capital, Bee Partners, Cantos Ventures, Sound Ventures, TQ Ventures, K5 Global, Mantis VC, Knollwood, 8VC, and FJ Labs. For more information, visit

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