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Massive Chunk of Wild Honeycomb… And The Honey Hunters Of the World

Yeah this is Natural Wild Honey in The Cave…

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Andrew Newey, a top-rated UK-based travel professional photographer, has caught grasping photos of central Nepali Gurung group members involved with a risky and ancient tradition – honey hunting.

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Every six months, the Gurung honey hunters go up to the foundation of cliffs in central Nepal and ascend them to get honey. They normally use the same equipment that their forefathers did – hand woven rope ladders and tangos, the long sharp bamboo poles that they choose to cut the honey-filled hives from the face of the cliff and fall them into containers ready and waiting below. After burning smoke fires at the bottom of the cliff to smoke out the bees, they climb their ladders and gather their honey.

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Apart from the threat of falling, they also are already growing the honey of the biggest honeybee worldwide. The Himalayan honey bee can become up to 3 cm (1.2 in) in length. Because of grayanotoxins from the white rhododendrons they feed on in the spring, their spring honey can be envigorating, and brings high costs in Japan, Korea and China. The open cliff-face hives protect the bees from possible predators and keeps them warm by revealing them to sunlight.

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