bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Indian women beekeepers win award

An Indian community (grama panchayat) has won the best grama panchayat award in its state with the help of its excellent honey production.

Beekeeping provides employment for about 400 women and the honey is sold door-to-door and now marketed all over the state of Kudumbasree. The local cashew nut and rubber plant crop seems to provide much of the nectar, and the cashews are pollinated by the bees.


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