Category Archives: Bees and honey

Living in the Nilgiris, the Kattunayakans are one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world. Over many generations they have mastered the skills required to tap honey and they take great pride in their knowledge and expertise. For the tribal community, honey gathering is of social, cultural, economic and spiritual relevance. […] With their lives in the forest being steadily pulled away from under their feet, communities like the Kattunayakans are losing their sense of culture and meaning. Without the ritual of tapping honey, a rich history of song and dance associated with the practice will have no place in their lives.
Source: “Home is where the forest is…. ” by Priyashri Mani (At the Edge of Existence, 29 August 2013)
URL: https://cultureandconservation.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/home-is-where-the-forest-is/
Date Visited: 29 September 2019

Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

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Slideshow | Honey Bee Day celebrated to highlight the importance of pollinators: Practical support for sustainable development in villages near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

World Honey Bee Day observed by agriculturists in Western Ghats NagercoilWorld Honey Bee Day was observed by Tribal Foundation at Irenipuram, an agricultural village in Kanyakumari district in the Western Ghats on August 17, 2019. Honey bee nests were distributed … Continue reading

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The Kunkna: A community with a rich musical heritage and popular for its “Thakrya” dance – Gujarat

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Kerala’s Scheduled Tribes

Total Scheduled Tribal population in Kerala composes 1.5 percent of the total population. (Census 2011) All India sex ratio of ST is 978 in (2001 Census) and 990 in (2011 Census) and in Kerala 1021 in (2000 Census) and 1035 … Continue reading

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Harvesting honey in Kanyakumari district: Kani community honeybee project – Tamil Nadu

After constantly monitoring the honey bee nests, the tribal people will extract honey on March 5, 2015 for the first time in the area. […] Some bee colonies are left in spite of the artificial feeding during the lean season. … Continue reading

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