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

Tips: switch to “Reader” view for text reading; for extended viewing of any image, use one finger (tablet) or mouse-click (PC) | More tips >>

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.

Truant monsoon, odd weather sting them more than honey bees
Arockiaraj Johnbosco | TNN | May 23, 2017
[…] “We get only three months to harvest honey after nine months of maintaining hives,” he says. Dejected by the loss, Brow abandoned plans of expanding to 250 boxes in the coming season.

The menace of sloth bears in hilly terrains is another challenge that beekeepers have to encounter this year. Due to the scarcity of food, bears raid bee hives for honey and break the hive boxes, says environmentalist S S Davidson, who runs Tribal Foundation for Kani Tribe people living in forest areas of Western Ghats in Kanyakumari district.

The situation is no better for the Kani tribe that harvests natural honey for a living. “They are unable to locate bee hives in the usual places as there is a probability that honey bees withdrew into deep jungle areas in search of flowers,” he adds.

Beekeepers who feel they don’t get reasonable prices for their produce despite an enormous demand for pure honey in the market say the government should come forward to procure honey from beekeepers of the region at minimum support price. […]

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/truant-monsoon-odd-weather-sting-them-more-than-honey-bees/articleshow/58795895.cms

Photos and information: courtesy Davidson Sargunam © 2015 Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil)

More posts contributed by Davidson Sargunam >>

For inquiries on environmental exposure programs, please contact
Davidson Sargunam
Environmental Educationist
M: 09994138550
email: ssdavidson9@gmail.com

Tribal Foundation
23, Cave Street, Duthie School Road
Nagercoil – 629 001
Tamil Nadu
Reg. No: 1116/2009

Publications on the above issues may be found here (title descriptions and libraries):

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

Learn more on the above developments, places, and people who make a world of difference: Tips for using posts >>

Find recent press reports on India’s tribal cultural heritage on this page or click here for viewing the search window along with a list of the periodicals included in your search. To search Indian magazines, web portals and other sources safely, click here >>

  • for a list of periodicals included per search, please check below or here >>
  • to search Indian magazines, web portals and other sources safely, click here >>

Technical support | No Custom Search window or media contents visible on this page? Then try these steps: (1) switch from “Reader” to regular viewing; (2) in your browser’s Security settings select “Enable JavaScript”; (3) check Google support for browsers and devices. More tips >>

Research the above issues with the help of Shodhganga: A reservoir of theses from universities all over India, made available under Open Access >>

Related posts

About website administrator

Secretary of the foundation
This entry was posted in Bees and honey, Community facilities, Economy and development, Figures, census and other statistics, Health and nutrition, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Quotes, Southern region, Tribal elders, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.