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Honey gatherers of Nepal (14 pictures)

Twice a year, for almost 12,000 years, old men from the tribe Gurung in central Nepal overcome the Himalayan foothills to gather honey from the world’s largest honey bees.

Experience and knowledge of honey production from hives that are placed on dangerous slopes, is handed down from father to son for thousands of years. In 1987, 63-year-old Mani Lal was the last man who had these invaluable knowledge.

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