The honey that Balu & Jassem collect, up in North Karnataka
So, we're big fans of honey that is collected either wild or cultivated by a single beekeeper. Honey is a living, enzyme rich, precious liquid and is best tasted from bees that collect nectar from a definitive, small area in order to really taste the flowers. Here's a little more about our beekeepers :
Balu is fantastic. He's super gentle with his bees, tiny litte Apis cerana bees in his enormous, sausage fingered hands. He is also very proud of his collections of a variety of honeys. He is also a giant pain in the ass when I want honey, I've to chase him for four solid weeks. The result? Stunning, raw honey reminiscient of the flowers and a hint of resinous pine surrounding his bee boxes up in the lush hills of Malnad.
Up on a farm in Agumbe, Jassem gets his hands dirty on his farm when he is not playing gigs in Mumbai, Hyderabad or Bangalore. He is a passionate musician and a passionate farmer. The honey he has his people harvest is found in hives in knots of trees or anthills. It is a beautiful, wildcrafted floral honey, and is sure to make your day a whole lot sweeter.
Both honeys have been stringently tested for adulteration and freshness.