Our Honey are collected
from the wild bee colonies Apis Laboriosa, Apis dorsata
and Apis cerana found in the isolated forest in Himalayan
mountains of Nepal, The world's largest honey bee, Apis
Laboriosa (the giant Himalayan honey bee) is a wild bee
and makes it combs on high branches of trees and cliff over
hangs. The honey hunters are a tribe of Mongol in central
Nepal who follow the tradition of honey hunting, a tradition
passed down since generations. The bees are drive away from
the honeycomb by smoke. After this, a portion of the brood
comb is sometimes cut off. The honey portion of the hive
is brought down in baskets. People waiting near the foot
of the trees, squeeze honey from the comb into earthen pots.
We make every effort to
ensure that the bee products reach you at their Organic
best. Organic honey is extracted by the 'cold press' method
without the use of heat. This helps preserve the pollen
and the enzymes that occur naturally in honey.
Besides being an economic
activity harvesting cliff honey, honey hunting also involves
special rituals and satisfies the leisure requirements of
isolated mountain people. Hunting cliff honey is a dangerous
activity and most of the cliffs are named and remembered
by the names of honey hunters who died during honey harvesting.
This culture does not allow the total eradication of bee
nests but rather supprts the sustainable presence and multiplication
of cliff bees.
Weight: 564gm, Price: USD7
Code No: himhoney
Domestic Apis honey - USD 22
Wild Apis honey - USD 50