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Honey hunting in Nepal

 
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"Some villagers in Nepal depend on honey hunting for their livelihood, and the country is home to the Apis laboriosa, which is the biggest honeybee on the planet. These bees construct their hives on the cliffs of the country’s foothills, and watching the honey hunters at work is a sight to be seen. Due to the location of the bee hives, honey hunters make use of rope ladders and baskets to get to the combs after the bees have been flushed out with smoke by lighting a fire underneath the hives."



Full article here with more amazing photos here - The Honey Hunters of Nepal
 
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I stumbled upon this documentary about these fellows today. In addition to the hunting, there are great examples of other daily life in nepal. A must-watch for anyone interested in bushcraft, etc.
 
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