Wild Cerana Honey

Wild Cerana Honey

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This specialty honey comes exclusively from the Kodai forests. Asian Honey Bees (Apis Cerana) build small hives in crevices of trees and mounds, which are rich in golden sweet honey and have fine floral undertones. Wild Cerena honey occurs in limited quantities and is very rare, as it is of great value in practices of Ayurveda.

This honey is gotten by a group of four women who work together to bring wild honey gathered by adivasi communities of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu to you. The Paliyans, an indigenous tribe in the Palani hills, foray into the Shola forests in groups for days to gather the honey. They camp in the forests and build their tools on the spot with vines and dried twigs. A small prayer is offered before skilful climbers clamber up (trees or cliffs) to the hives. They smoke out the bees, deftly collecting only the honey chamber of the hive. The honeycombs are brought down and the honey is extracted. Leaving behind hives for the following season and the bees, they return with cans of honey on their long journey home. 

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