This particular honey has come from the forests and jhum lands of the indigenous communities of Meghalaya. An activity practised by the local communities since time immemorial, honey collection is intimately connected to the local biodiversity. This rich biodiversity, in turn, is a product of the traditional resource management of the community whose conservation efforts have led to the region being recognized as being part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot. Feeding on the more than 3000 species of flowering plants found in the State, the honey produced by the bees reared by the local communities is therefore not only important in terms of its nutritional benefit. It is also a testament to the conservation ethos of the local community who have always acted as responsible guardians to resources held in trust for the whole world.
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