Honey hunters in Nepal who go to extreme lengths to harvest wild honey from steep inaccessible cliffs

Honey hunters in the remote village of Bhujung, Nepal go to extreme lengths to harvest wild honey from steep cliffs.

Twice a year, about 80 miles outside of Kathmandu, villagers from Bhujung embark on this centuries-old quest.

Hanging from handmade rope ladders some hundreds of feet in the air, and without use of protective clothing, the honey hunters collect honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com 

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