How To Collect The Honey Of Wild Bees in The Himalayas

Documentary photographer Andrew Newey during his travels in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal made a series of amazing photos collection of wild honey.
Hunting for honey – an ancient tradition of ethnic Gurung in central Nepal. Honey of wild bees is harvested twice a year in the mountains Himalayas. Honey collectors are almost climbers not because of thirst receive pleasure but out of necessity. These people are really risking their lives while collecting wild honey from the world’s largest hives high in the Himalayan rocks.

 

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Andrew Newey during two weeks spent time living in the Nepalese village in the foothills of the Himalayas to explore this ancient tradition of dying, which is under threat of commercialization.

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“For hundreds of years, the skills required to perform this dangerous work, handed down from generation to generation” – says Newey.

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Every year, these brave and desperate hunters wild honey is becoming smaller, because more and more people prefer to breed domestic bees. So it is more secure and profitable.

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Such work is also extremely dangerous because wild bees make their hive on the steep cliffs. Thus bees are protected from predators and exposure to sunlight.
Collector honey shouts to his partner, directing his work.

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After a successful hunt for honey and can rest and eat this tasty treat.

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Hunters for honey after a successful operation, when the honey is harvested.

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Dainty honey of wild bees in the Himalayas.

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