By Hand From The Heart is a curated Makers Market event in South India. Upcoming Events: 22nd Edition: 2nd – 3rd February '18 in Coimbatore | 23rd Edition: 16th – 17th – February '18 in Chennai.
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Santhosh Durairaj and the team at EcoLogin have been actively educating and promoting awareness about wild forest honey. Apart from their honey initiative Madhumeeta Honey, EcoLogin works with the tribals involved in their community based tourism projects and explore other value added products from the tribal communities.
A bit about the organisation
EcoLogin Rural & Tribal Products and Services Pvt Ltd. – EcoLogin as the name suggests is an creator of interaction spaces between the culturally endowed tribal & rural communities and the urban elites, facilitating exchange of shard economic wealth and access to natural products & cultural wealth between the two communities.
In the services division, we offer off-beat experiential tourism services such as tours & stays in Rural & Tribal hinterland of South India. Our continuous endeavour in exploring such new places had resulted in identification of these indigenous products such as honey, which we source by working closely with the various hill tribal communities.
About the forest communities you work with.
We undertake continuous training activities for the tribals in sustainable harvesting of the honey. We are also in process in setting up an producer company for the tribals where they are the shareholders and members on the board. Apart from our honey initiative with the tribals we also are involved in community based tourism projects and exploring other value added products from the tribal communities, for which we are working on an Pan-India network.
Forest to market. What’s involved in the making of Madhumeeta Honey?
Madhumeeta Honey being Raw & Forest Honey, is an seasonal natural product. By working closely with the honey harvesting experts who travel deep within the forests to gather this delicacy. We at EcoLogin, retain the optimum level of moisture content in this honey to global standards and thus providing our customers with one of an such rare and delicious natural product.
How different is Madhumeeta Honey from the common supermarket and gourmet varieties?
Madhumeeta honey is one of finest natural and forest honey collected from the pristine hills of Tamil Nadu. This honey is collected by following all the required fair trade practices and by closing working with the honey gathering tribal community for their betterment of living standards.
Forest Honey is collected from wild beehives often in rock faces by traditional groups of tribal honey foragers living in the forest lands. They travel deep within the forests and risk their lives by dangling on a 100-200 m cliff to collect the honey from the rock cliff hives.
Extraordinary medicinal benefits such as natural source of antibiotics and energy booster. The pollen found in natural honey is considered as one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans.
You have participated in an earlier edition of BHFTH what was the BHFTH experience.
We had a good time participating in last years edition of BTHFH. We observed from the visitors, an high level of awareness about Forest honey & its benefits. Their trust in our company which works closely with the tribal community in-order to bring this natural wellness product, is an priceless experience for all the efforts our team puts in constantly.
EcoLogin will present ‘Madhumeeta’ – wild forest honey at the By Hand From The Heart: MAKERS MARKET – 18th Edition
Friday – Saturday, 5th – 6th August, 2016
10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamil Nadu. India