‘Bastar honey’, is not just a product that is generating revenues for these beekeepers from Dantewada’s Bade Kameli village, it is gradually becoming a tool which is boosting the rural economy of the region. Hundreds of women are harvesting honey in a purely natural and eco-friendly way and the brand has become quite popular for its quality.
As men and women work with the spirit of bees, like a community, they are now becoming self reliant.
The total honey production in a year in this area is around 4 to 5 tonnes and 1 kg of honey fetches the beekeepers at least Rs. 300. Thousands of locals in the region have been employed permanently in honey harvesting. As the ‘Bastar Honey’ brand expands, it is adding flavor to the lives of tribals and rural population of the region.