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Organic Wild Forest Honey | Sundarbans
Organic Wild Forest Honey | Sundarbans
Organic Wild Forest Honey | Sundarbans - Monks Bouffe - Trust Based Organics
Organic Wild Forest Honey | Sundarbans - Monks Bouffe - Trust Based Organics
Organic Wild Forest Honey | Sundarbans - Monks Bouffe - Trust Based Organics
Organic Wild Forest Honey - Monks Bouffe
₹199.00

This jar of honey is a healing option for our morning glass of warm water, Kadha or health beverages. It also adds purity & sweetness to the glass of milk or to the pancakes/waffles for the kids. 

 

Harvested straight from the forests of the Sundarbans in West Bengal, this honey is derived from the beehives formed by the wild black bees deriving nectar from the flora of the forest.

 

This jar in our hands is not just pure honey, but is also a medium to support the continuation of traditional and sustainable practices of honey harvesting by our tribal communities.

 

Ingredients: 

Wild Forest Honey

 

Storage: 

Store in a cool dry place 

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  • Safe Food Option
  • Fair Share to the Farmers
200g500g1.2Kg5Kg10kg25Kg
200g500g1.2Kg5Kg10kg25Kg

Raw Unprocessed Wild Honey

Sourced by Moulis of the Sunderban (Honey Gatherers) 

Hygienically Hand - Filtered

A Tale of the Honey Gatherers of the Sunderban 

Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world, is home to hundreds of predators, including the Royal Bengal Tiger. And yet, local honey collectors brave these dangerous jungles in search of one illusive prize... The purest form of honey.


We, at Monks Bouffe, strive to unearth and celebrate the stories of indigenous honey hunters who go to extreme lengths to ensure that the most pristine forms of honey reaches you from hive to table!

We don't believe in sugarcoating our Honey!

Mangrove honey is unpasteurized, unprocessed, and hence is 100% raw. It is free of any additives such as unnatural sweetners or preservatives. 


Every jar of this honey is an alchemy of the bees, brought to you by the honey hunters of the Sundarban. It holds sweet undertones of the mangrove forests with the colour range of a brown and gold palette owing to its rawness. 


Every year, only a few hundred kilogrammes of this honey are harvested, and you can now order it from the comfort of your own home!

Nector of Gold extracted from the thick foilage of the Sunderbans

Amidst the eco-friendly biosphere of the jungle, bees are able to naturally nestle their honeycombs. These honeycombs are the sources of a rare quality of honey commonly known as “the honey of the Sunderbans". Our honey collectors are mindful not to take all of the sweet stuff, so there's still plenty for the bears. Quite accurately, a folk poet compared this honey to the delectable cakes that would have resulted from the work of the legendary 16,000 milk-maids.


In addition to the 8 primary queens, the Hindu God Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu and the King of Dvaraka, married 16,000 princesses captured by Narakasura (Demon of Hell) from conquered kingdoms. When Krishna killed Narakasura, he married all the kidnapped women at their request to protect their honour in the eyes of society, which would see them as Narakasura's slaves. After their weddings, they all desired to reside in Dvaraka. Since he found it impossible to cohabit with each of his 16,000 wives, he produced 16,000 avatars of himself and treated them all identically to his 8 wives. Legend has it that these 16,000 wives would prepare sweet delicacies for Krishna that were said to taste otherworldly. 

A Tale of the Honey Gatherers of the Sunderban 

Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world, is home to hundreds of predators, including the Royal Bengal Tiger. And yet, local honey collectors brave these dangerous jungles in search of one illusive prize...

The purest form of honey.


We, at Monks Bouffe, strive to unearth and celebrate the stories of indigenous honey hunters who go to extreme lengths to ensure that the most pristine forms of honey reaches you from hive to table!

We don't believe in sugarcoating our Honey!

Mangrove honey is unpasteurized, unprocessed, and hence is 100% raw. It is free of any additives such as unnatural sweetners or preservatives. 


Every jar of this honey is an alchemy of the bees, brought to you by the honey hunters of the Sundarban. It holds sweet undertones of the mangrove forests with the colour range of a brown and gold palette owing to its rawness.


 Every year, only a few hundred kilogrammes of this honey are harvested, and you can now order it from the comfort of your own home!

Nector of Gold extracted from the thick foilage of the Sunderbans

Amidst the eco-friendly biosphere of the jungle, bees are able to naturally nestle their honeycombs. These honeycombs are the sources of a rare quality of honey commonly known as “the honey of the Sunderbans". Our honey collectors are mindful not to take all of the sweet stuff, so there's still plenty for the bears. Quite accurately, a folk poet compared this honey to the delectable cakes that would have resulted from the work of the legendary 16,000 milk-maids*.


*In addition to the 8 primary queens, the Hindu God Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu and the King of Dvaraka, married 16,000 princesses captured by Narakasura (Demon of Hell) from conquered kingdoms. When Krishna killed Narakasura, he married all the kidnapped women at their request to protect their honour in the eyes of society, which would see them as Narakasura's slaves. After their weddings, they all desired to reside in Dvaraka. Since he found it impossible to cohabit with each of his 16,000 wives, he produced 16,000 avatars of himself and treated them all identically to his 8 wives. Legend has it that these 16,000 wives would prepare sweet delicacies for Krishna that were said to taste otherworldly. 


Traditional Collection Process of Wild Forest Honey


6 Key Benefits Of Wild Forest Honey

For a healthy body and healthy mind

₹199.00

have a Question? We're here to Help!

Still have questions? Call us at 9372029662 or email us at taste@monksbouffe.com

1. How to store Honey?

Simply keep it in a cool location away from direct sunlight and in a tightly sealed container. It's recommended that you use the original container the honey came in, though any glass jar or food-safe plastic container will work. Avoid storing honey in metal because it can oxidize.

2. Can I eat honey daily?

Consuming two tablespoons of honey a day can offer health benefits such as antioxidants, better wound healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. A spoonful of honey (about 21 grams) has the following nutritional content: Energy: 64 kcal. Fructose (a type of carbohydrate): 8.6 grams.

3. Does honey expire?

The only way your honey will expire is if your honey has been contaminated by moisture, so make sure to never get water into your honey pot. Granulation and crystallization can lead to increased moisture. The honey may, therefore, become more susceptible to spoilage by fermentation.

4. Can we store honey in fridge?

Do not refrigerate honey. Keeping your honey in the refrigerator preserves it but the cool temperatures will cause your honey to form a semi-solid mass, so this method of storage is not recommended.

5. Can diabetics eat honey?

People living with diabetes have to control and manage their carbohydrate and sugar intake. This doesn't mean they have to avoid sweets altogether. In moderation, honey isn't only safe, but it has anti-inflammatory properties that might also reduce diabetes complications

Monks Bouffe Knowledge Guide

• Harvest Season: March to May

• Antioxidants Present: Flavonoids and Phenolic Compounds that protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the aging process.

History can be Fun to Know

• Despite the unconventional appearance of modern beekeeping, it appears to have its origins in the Vedic era. Rural and forest dwellers share a connection, as seen by their customary honey-hunting practises. Ancient Indian literature from as far back as 1200 B.C.E., such as the Rigveda and the Upanishads, make mention of honey and honey bees. Many analogies explaining the philosophy of life are provided, and bees and honey feature prominently in these texts. A number of sources state that honey was the sole sweetening agent available to humans at the time. The word "Madhu," which means honey, appears 300 times in the world's oldest scripture, the Rigveda.

Fun Facts
• Royal Bengal tigers feast on honey and have even figured out a technique to avoid Sundarbans' formidable bees! As soon as the water level drops after low tide, the tiger starts getting ready to devour honey. It becomes completely caked in mud by rolling around in it. When this dries, it creates a protective barrier around the tiger's body that the bee stings are unable to breach. The shrewd cat then heads to the Mangroves, where he selects a low tree with a beehive. It then flees the area at full speed, hiding in the thick underbrush, having felled the colony with one powerful leap and paw stomp. His mud shield is impenetrable to even a swarm of bees. It calmly waits for the bees to leave before returning to his loot and devouring the honey.

• Before entering the forest, every honey gatherer, locally known as mouli, seeks the blessings of Bonbibi, the revered guardian spirit of the jungles of the Sundarbans, to protect them from the tiger & any possible threat in the jungle. Cultural studies suggest Bonbibi is originally a Muslim deity, sent by Allah to protect all beings of the Sundarbans, including humans, but she is worshipped by people of all faiths.

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