Terracotta pots with small perforations known as thengala were placed in the yard, and a small quantity of eri (beeswax) place inside to attract wild bees. This was a common practice across Kodagu prior to the introduction of wooden bee boxes. The season for honey, which depended on the blossoming of wild flowers was late June onwards, followed by a second season in December.

— From the collection of BP Appanna and Ranu Appanna