Honey Collection of Jenukurubar

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Honey Collection of Jenukurubar

  1. 1. Honey Collection of Jenukurubar<br />Prepared by Rayson K. Alex<br />02 August 2009<br />
  2. 2. Jenukurubar are basically honey collectors and have indigenous ways of collecting honey.<br />Jayappa from Kolaviye Hamlet holding honey comb.<br />Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
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  4. 4. Jenukurubar go deep into the forests for collecting honey and stay in caves made by bears.<br />Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
  5. 5. “Jenu” means honey. The tribe is named after honey.<br />Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
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  7. 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. <br />Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
  8. 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.”<br />Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
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  10. 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.” <br />Kenchayya taking honey from a bee-hive. Photographed by Shailendra.<br />
  11. 11. A huge tree in the forest might have 100 to 200 hives.<br />Many hives on a tree. Photographed by Rayson K. Alex.<br />
  12. 12. A hive may have 20-25 liters of honey.<br />Many hives on a tree. <br />Photographed by Rayson K. Alex.<br />
  13. 13. Honey-knowledge of Jenukurubar is to be studied in detail. <br />

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