You Won’t Believe the Risks This Nepalese Tribe Takes to Collect Honey

Pic: Andrew Newey (C)

Pic: Andrew Newey (C)

The next time you’re buying a nice jar of organic honey at your local farmer’s market, think of the Gurung peopel of Nepal. This tribe of daredevils cling to rope ladders and use enormous poles called tangos to collect honey from cliff-side hives. Documentary photographer Andrew Newey documented this dying art while on a trip to central Nepal.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    well that’s buzz worthy

  • InfvoCuernos

    Someone should introduce these poor people to the art of beekeeping.