Hunting Honey in Nepal

Wild honeybees in Nepal build ten-feet-long hives on the sides of high cliffs, but their honey is so rare that locals risk their lives climbing bamboo poles to harvest it. A film crew from the BBC watched the process in which the bottom of the hive is cut off by a bamboo pole. In this instance, one man got too close to the point of impact when the cutting was done!
Suddenly there was a loud shout from above, and I saw a door shaped yellow object hurtle towards the ground and crash square on to the head of a man stood directly below.

The impact was so colossal it completely floored him, and honey splattered all over the place, enveloping him like a big sugary, gloopy parcel.

Everyone jumped up. Our on-location doctor ran forward to help, seeing him lying on the floor absolutely up to his eyeballs in one of the most expensive honeys in the world. I actually thought he was dead.

Two men helped him to his feet, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. I have never seen a honey-glazed man before; but suddenly there was one staggering unsteadily towards me, his eyes bloodshot but smiling cheerfully, and licking himself all over.


Link -Thanks, Stane!

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I remember reading a National Geographic magazine where they talked about these honey collectors. And how you have to be very careful in the type of honey you collect because if it jiggles it was poisonous.
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