We, “Sundarbans Busy Bee”, a social entrepreneurship project supported by The Earth, are working to foster a better and sustainable life for the dwellers of Sundarbans. Our primary concern is to create social and economic opportunities through trading partnerships with local honey collectors and ensure sustainable development of their communities.
The honey hunter communities (Mawali) of Sundarbans are living their life where their livelihood depends on the inherited family knowledge and practical experience of honey collection. They are far away from modern technologies but yet they do have knowledge about what they do. Sundarbans Busy Bee is collecting honey directly from the Mawali community and promoting a long term & sustainable conservation solution in the Sundarbans, protecting beehives in a natural way, ensuring a better livelihood of Mawalis (the indigenous community group who collect honey) through fair trading.
From every 1 kg bottle of sales, BDT 100 will be spent to improve the lives of Mawali community, especially on those women who have lost their Husbands on Tiger attack and has been ostracized and abandoned by the society, claiming they brought bad luck to their husbands.