The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal – in Pictures


Honey hunter collecting from cliff face, Nepal

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal – in Pictures

theguardian.com,              Thursday 27 February 2014 06.00 GMT

The Gurung tribesmen of Nepal are master honey hunters, risking their lives collecting honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas, using nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long, sharpened sticks known as tangos. Most of the honey bees’ nests are located on steep inaccessible, south-west facing cliffs to avoid predators and for increased exposure to direct sunlight.

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