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The Bees, the Bears, and the Kattunayakans

The Bees, the Bears, and the Kattunayakans

A fascinating narrative by Grandpa Marigan to a curious child, discovering the sacred traditions of the Kattunayakan tribe and how it honours the bees, the bears, and trees for honey.

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This is the rallying call of the village elder when he invites his companions to join him in going to the forest to collect honey among other things.

Bee-lieve It or Not

Bee-lieve It or Not

Check out some amazing honeybee facts about these nature's tiny engineers and their sweet secrets.

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How many eyes do honeybees have? Bees have FIVE EYES and SIX LEGS.

How do honeybees share information with each other? By DANCING. They do a figure of 8 dance called the ‘waggle dance’. Through this dance, they tell the other bees where pollen, water, etc. is available. 

How many flowers do honeybees have to visit to get a kilo of honey? About 40 LAKH flowers. But one bee makes only about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. So, you need thousands of bees to make a kilo of honey...