Honey Hunting in Nepal

Honey Hunting is an age-old tradition in the mountainous regions of Nepal. Twice per year, wild honey is collected from hives hanging from rocky outcroppings of the hills of the regions; the bees have made their hives in the rock, about 300-400 meters above the ground. The locals celebrate the honey hunting by offering flowers, grains and sheep to the gods before hunting. The hunters collect honey while hanging from a rope and pulley system, climbing down hanging ladders, and wicker baskets.

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