There's not much information about honey or beekeeping on the forum - understandably since bees don't usually attract huge crowd of tourists - but for some of us who are beekeepers, it's nice to see others' operations and learn about their method of beekeeping and of course the opportunity to taste local honey is, well, oh so sweet.
I have read a couple of places in the Munnar and Thekkady areas which have bees but would like to know if this is common for this area and likely a good place to search out local beekeepers. Is there a specific type of honey to this region I should look for (mono-source) or a type of honey the locals prefer versus what is sold for export. I know this is an area of the country with spice and tea plantations so I can only imagine what the honey must taste like. Any idea what species of honeybee is found in this area?
I read about a honeybee museum, I believe in this area, and the reviews - by Indians - were pretty dismal so I don't want to waste my time visiting. I'm willing to share honey from my apiary to with local beekeepers so if anyone can put me in touch with one, I am all ears.