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This research aims to study the folk wisdom of trapping bees in the forests of Phrom Khiri District, Nakhon Si Thammarat. The research was quantitative research.Data was collected by observing and interviewing the samples which are 1 sage villager, 3 sage villagers who are able to trap bees at the present and 7 successors of bee trapping folk wisdom. The research shows that there are still sage villagers who are good at trapping bees. The sage villagers still apply this folk wisdom to trap bees. Moreover, this folk wisdom has been passed on to younger generations. This is the way people adjust their living to the environment under the concepts of folk wisdom, eco-culture and ethnic ecology. Folk wisdom of trapping bees consists of tools or materials used in trapping, process of trapping bees, and the belief or the taboo of trapping bees that people should learn which ones are “ Dos” and which ones are “ Don’ ts” . All of these reflect the importance of this folk wisdom which must be studied, collected, and publicized to create perception, to protect the disappearance and to preserve as the human intellect, experience accumulation, and ability to adjust the living. These bring about the knowledge and know-how to live and become environmentally friendly. The natural resources should not be only used or not be destroyed, but they should also be applied and preserved for their sustainable abundance.
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