This delicious floral flavoured honey is extracted by the Paliyan tribals of of Kodaikanal without destroying the beehives. The honey has hints of flavours of Kurunji, Venga, Pungalam, and Jamun. Get some of this deliciousness for yourself today!
Available in jars of 500 grams and 300 grams
Product name: Multifloral Honey
Package contents: Multifloral honey packaged in a glass jar
Weight: 500 gm and 300 gm, as per the quantity selected
Giant rock bees (Apis Dorsata) gather nectar from different flowers in the wilderness of Kodaikanal, to make this Multifloral Honey. In the summer months of May to July, Paliyans harvest honey from combs built under the shelter of tall trees and rock cliffs. Each batch has a different quality to it that makes it unique and precious. This rich, copper coloured honey tastes sweet and has hints of floral flavours.
The Paliyans, an indigenous tribe in the Palani hills, foray into the Shola forests in groups for days on end 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, caves 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.
Every jar of this honey once sold, will give more employment opportunities to the underprivileged community of Paliyans and will also help preserve this technique of collecting honey without destroying beehives. Thus it helps preserve the environment as well as provide better livelihood to the above mentioned community.