Images from a Honeybee Festival organised by Garbewadi (Bhorgiri) and Yelavali villages and Kalpavriksh, at Bhorgiri, in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary area, Maharashtra, on 1 April 2017. Display and sale of wild bee honey and other local produce, reading of children’s book on honeybees, brief presentations by local people and Kalpavriksh / Honey Bee Network members, and painting … lots of fun! The local women’s self-help group Jai Satguru Mahila Bachat Gat and Kalpavriksh, along with other groups, have been promoting forest-based livelihoods for some years now. Kalpavriksh has also been facilitating community forest rights claims under Forest Rights Act, making plans for conservation, a community-run ecotourism initiative, and other initiatives.
First published on Ashish Kothari’s blog
Read it in Marathi भीमाशंकर अभयारण्यात मधमाश्या महोत्सव – आदिवासींनी आयोजित केलेला उपक्रम