Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

Native stingless bees and their honey are sometimes known as sugarbag bees and sugarbag honey which is an aboriginal delicacy

Only a short drive south of Laramba a few of the older and young women went on a search for the sweet honey produced by the native bush bee, and looking for the right tree takes time, patience, good hearing and sight. The right tree was finally spotted in the bush and one of the small black bees was seen walking into an entrance on the side and the rest were heard faintly buzzing on the inside. The women wasted no time and started hacking at the tree with an axe and crowbar where the bee was seen walking in. Chopping and chipping away which takes a fair bit of strength, they finally got through and the delicious honey was scooped out. They were very satisfied and full of smiles.