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The extroardinary Honey Hunters of Kaski


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    The ancient art of honey collecting on the Himalayan cliffs of Nepal
     

     

    The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, risking their lives in an ancient tradition that has been passed down over many generations.  But now the three-day honey hunt, which occurs twice every year is under threat from rapidly declining bee populations, commercialisation of megdicinal honey, and tourism. - See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/ancient-art-honey-collecting-himalayan-cliffs-nepal-001428#sthash.8RyvId82.dpuf

     

    Some great photos.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/honey-hunters-nepal_n_4937079.html

     

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    Scientific aspects.

     

    http://www.icimod.org/?q=1511

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