Bonophool Honey from the Sunderbans

Bonphool – The purest honey from the Sundarbans Forest Co-Operative Apiary

Known as the world’s largest mangrove, the Sunderbans had been the ground of Man-Tiger conflict for ages. Though the local people of the Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve revere the fierce Royal Bengal Tigers as the protectors of the place, they can’t deny that they might get killed by the tigers, snakes or the crocodiles while collecting forest products like honey from the wild beehives. This uncertainty is the reason for the Sunderbans Honey being called as ‘Blood Honey’.

Sunderbans honey
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The West Bengal Forest Department at Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve had been taking initiatives to control the Man-Tiger conflict for long. Their newest initiative of curtailing the man-tiger conflict is to form a co-operative apiary under the aegis of Kultali Sundarban Banaraksha Bahumukhi Samabay Ltd. and produce natural, unadulterated, chemical-free honey – Bonphool. The initiative has started taking on its wings as the demand started increasing because of the natural immunity boosting property of the honey.

In this apiary, the same people who were at peril from the attacks of wild animals or natural disasters are being employed. This initiative will bring a positive change by reducing the number of widows’ villages in the Sunderbans. We can also participate in this noble cause by buying the pure, paraffin-free, bottled honey. The money collected from the sales goes directly to the villagers employed in the Co-operative apiary.

Honey collection _ Sunderbans

A Kolkata-based NGO, the Wish Foundation (We Initiate Socio-ecological Harmony Foundation), had initially shouldered the responsibility of promotion and marketing of Sunderbans’ Bonphool Honey, produced by Kultali Sundarbanaraksha Bahumukhi Samabay Ltd., the co-operative which was set up by the West Bengal Forest Department. Although now, organic Bonphool Honey is available online on Amazon. The bottles are available in two sizes, – 500 gms and 250 gms respectively. If you want to buy their pure honey click on the following link.

Buy Bonphool Natural Mangrove Honey, 250 Grams

A quick tip to differentiate between pure and adulterated honey.

A few days ago, news exposed that some well known big brands selling honey are using Chinese sugar syrup while making honey. So, how will you know which one is adulterated honey and which is not? The pure honey is generally not thick, it’s watery in consistency and not very sweet. Once you taste Sunderbans Bonphool Honey you will know the difference for sure.

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10 thoughts on “Bonphool – The purest honey from the Sundarbans Forest Co-Operative Apiary

    1. Ordered 2nd time on 21/04/2021 vide order #5259
      Shiprocket massaged on 26th April 2021 parcel delivered, but I didn’t get ad yet. On calling mobile 9608910350, Rishav Raj, no answer.Very sad.
      Courier EXPRESS BEES
      AWB No. 14325421462522

      1. That’s so unfortunate. Did you get the package now, by this time? You might need to lodge a complaint then. We have checked with others, all have got their products as notified when they ordered. Can you please let us know whether you got it? We remain concerned.

    1. Hi Nasir! Thanks for reading the article. Bonphool Honey is now available in Amazon online store. We have provided a link to the product in this article. Please do visit and see if they are directing you to the Bonphool Honey descriptions.

      1. Amazon removed that product from their list possibly pressure from corporate.
        Please open up new port , for local people like Zomato….

        1. Hi Basudeb,
          Thank you for reading our article. Amazon might have removed earlier but recently, just 3 days ago, one of our content contributors bought the product from Amazon. Only 250g bottle is available now, although…our demand for Bonphool is exceeding the supply and the co-operative is working hard to match the demand. Let’s hope for the best!

  1. I recently purchased bonphool, it is un parallel, reminded my childhood.
    I used to take honeys for years from so called great Indian brands. Now I realised how they fooled us.
    I request everybody to buy just once bonphool once….. Then I presume you can never afford to leave it.
    Dr Basudev Bhattacharjee.

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