Honey Hunting and Beekeeping in Adamaoua (Cameroon)

Honey Hunting and Beekeeping in Adamaoua (Cameroon)

ISBN 978-3-89645-851-3

Honey Hunting and Beekeeping in Adamaoua (Cameroon)

Author: Martin Gruber, Mazi Sanda. Edited by: Dorothea Brückner. With a preface by: Richard Jones.

Series: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 51

2nd quarter 2019
108 pp.
2 colour maps, 47 colour photos, 1 rock art painting, 1 table
Text language(s): English
Format: 180 x 260 mm
250 g
€ 26.80

This book is the first general overview of beekeeping and the honey trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in the Adamaoua Region of Central Cameroon.

Dr. Mazi Sanda, a Cameroonian biologist, and Dr. Martin Gruber, a German anthropologist and filmmaker, have interviewed and filmed numerous beekeepers and honey traders in the region. The authors offer a detailed description of honey hunting and beekeeping with Apis mellifera adansonii in traditional hives, they also describe improved traditional hives, honey harvesting and the honey trade. Honey has become a big business and Ngaoundéré, the capital of the Adamaoua Region, is an important trade centre.

In the book you will find a detailed ethnographic account of the manifold connections between humans, bees and honey. The book is aimed at the academic community, as well as at beekeepers and anyone interested in natural resources and their sustainable development in Cameroon and elsewhere in the region.

The following ethnobotanical/ethnozoological accounts, comprising information on honey production in East and Central Africa, have been published in our programme:

Accompanying material:


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