Wild honey predation in Las Encartaciones (Bizkaia)

The tradition of collecting honey from combs —known as tástanas or tástanos— made by wild bees in caves and rock crevices was widespread in areas of the district of Las Encartaciones in Bizkaia. Towards the end of the 19th century, the local writer Antonio de Trueba gave an account of this practice in the folk … More Wild honey predation in Las Encartaciones (Bizkaia)

Spring with no flowers

The eighth volume of the Ethnographic Atlas of the Basque Country, this one dedicated to agriculture, is about to see the light of day. It relates to a previous volume on livestock farming and shepherding, since agriculture in traditional societies is closely linked to these activities. The present work includes a chapter devoted to grass, … More Spring with no flowers