Nepalese Honey Hunters

Harvesting honey from wild bee hives is an activity which crops up in many traditional societies around the globe.

Here, in Nepal, the honey hunters have to scale vertigo-inducing heights using only rope ladders crafted from natural materials in order to get at the hives.

Using smoke to pacify the bees, the honey harvester swings precariously as he removes honeycomb from the hive.

Working together as a team, the honey hunters are able to bring their golden bounty home…

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