Last Forest is incubated by Keystone Foundation, and has close links with its sister organisations Aadhimalai and Nilgiri Natural History Society. The honey, a key forest produce, is harvested by honey hunters from indigenous communities at great risk but with tremendous tradition and culture encapsuled into the activity. The honey has been sustainably harvested for thousands of years from honey cliffs and bee-nesting trees during April to July each year.
Keystone has been working since 1993 to alleviate poverty for these honey hunter communities. This work started with the founders selling the honey from an old Yezdi bike by visiting local people’s houses! Now, 27 years later, the bike has been replaced by stores, social media and Amazon, but the excellent taste of our popular honey is still the same (and with many new exciting and unique flavours)!