Wild Honey Hunters
Along with the inherited experience from our forefathers and travel experience into the forests of south India for more than a decade, we have gained a significant experience with the wild honey bees and their natural behaviour and their importance in the survival of ecosystem and came to know the true value of wild honey and its benefits to mankind.
Wild Honey Hunters is founded by three likeminded people driven by passion to live life by doing something they love. Analysing the market, they were hardly able to find a pure wild honey, Along with the past experience with nature and bees, they themselves decided to venture a concern that acts as a bridge between forest tribes supporting for their livelihood and the people in need of this elixir, providing only pure wild honey and its products to the society.
Wild Honey Hunters- Yes, as the name stands, we deliver honey collected from wild free range hives built naturally by the native honey bees and not the honey from commercially farm grown box hives using imported hybrid varieties-which are used for heavy production along with high antibiotics contaminations.
We collect honey along the permitted regions of the forest through native tribes of that particular area. We squeeze and filter the honey from its comb and sundry them to reduce the moisture to stop fermentation. We don’t heat or pasteurize them. Hence the honey we give comes in its natural form with all the beneficial microbes and nutrition intact.
Knowledge through inheritance
As you can see in our documented videos of honey collection by tribal people. Honey harvesting by traditional methods is the knowledge passed on from one generation to another by practically learning the skills on field and it combines both personal skills and use of the available resources prepared from the surroundings such as bamboo ladder and smoke torches. They pay their respect to bees before every harvest and worship them as their deity and hence they do not harm or kill the bees during honey collection. In traditional way of collecting honey, they only use smoke to drive the bees away without harming them and hence the bees return to the same place to rebuild the hives.
Finding a bee hive is another unique set of skill developed over time only through experience, they watch the bees collecting nectar, observe the direction of their flight and take key notes on the bee droppings in that particular area to locate the hives to a exact location. Sunrise and sunset are the preferable timing to observe the flight of the bees.