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The slide show gives an introduction to the indigenous knowledge on Honey of Jenukurubar.

The slide show gives an introduction to the indigenous knowledge on Honey of Jenukurubar.

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  • 1. Honey Collection of Jenukurubar
    Prepared by Rayson K. Alex
    02 August 2009
  • 2. Jenukurubar are basically honey collectors and have indigenous ways of collecting honey.
    Jayappa from Kolaviye Hamlet holding honey comb.
    Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 3.
  • 4. Jenukurubar go deep into the forests for collecting honey and stay in caves made by bears.
    Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 5. “Jenu” means honey. The tribe is named after honey.
    Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 6.
  • 7. “Kenchayya lit a beedi. Smoked a puff into the hive. Bees smaller than house-flies began flying all around the place. They did not sting him. He put his hand into the bamboo-cluster. Dragged-out a comb of bee-hive. Jayappa was already ready with a teak leaf to hold the beehive, oozing with pure honey.
    Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 8. “Honey-bees are migratory in nature. They go as a flock from one place to another in search of honey. The queen (raani) leads the team.”
    Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 9.
  • 10. “Honey-bees stay in the places where they get food for 2-3 days and return to their original hives. They do not make hives in the places where they stay.”
    Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.
  • 11. A huge tree in the forest might have 100 to 200 hives.
    Many hives on a tree. Photographed by Rayson K. Alex.
  • 12. A hive may have 20-25 liters of honey.
    Many hives on a tree.
    Photographed by Rayson K. Alex.
  • 13. Honey-knowledge of Jenukurubar is to be studied in detail.