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

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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The role of bees in any economy is well known. The disappearance of indigenous bee populations has therefore alarmed scientists all over the world: [B]ees are a crucial component of environmental ecosystems. They are responsible for the pollination of flowers, especially … Continue reading

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The “master honey hunters” of Wayanad’s forests: Kattunayikka tribesmen’s involvement for sustainable honey harvesting – Kerala

K R Rajeev, Times of India, May 18, 2017  | To read the full article, click here >> KOZHIKODE: Heavy summer rain has turned out to be manna from the skies for tribal honey hunters in Wayanad, the leading wild honey producing region … Continue reading

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A master of traditional Kurumba painting techniques: Krishnan of Velaricombai village (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

Making do without blue in the Blue Mountains Olivia Waring,  April 4, 2017 | To view these and more photos in larger size and read the full article, click here >> Krishnan of Velaricombai village in the Nilgiris attempts to breathe life into … Continue reading

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Health benefits derived from “new species” of Ginger: A scientific paper published in international botanical journal – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: January 08, 2017 Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | To read the full article, click here … Continue reading

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