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Honey Hunting in Nepal By the Gurung People

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Most of the nests are located on steep inaccessible, south-west facing cliffs to avoid predators and for increased exposure to direct sunlight

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Brad H. (21)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:18 am

Sandi C. (151)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:53 am
Thanks Cher

Pat B. (357)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:55 am
Amazing. What a tradition.!! Thank you, Cher for this.

Christeen Anderson (661)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:43 am
Quite interesting. Thanks for this share.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 12:26 pm
What an insight. Lovely pics.

Julie E. (422)
Friday March 21, 2014, 1:19 pm
Whoa! Cool pics!

. (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 2:00 pm
What we take for granted...

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday March 21, 2014, 3:23 pm
Interesting, but I hate the thought of animal sacrifice before they set out to hunt. Could see a dead animal in the background.

Kamia T. (89)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:20 pm
Amazing what the villagers go through to get some of the honey. And the way the hives are constructed is incredible, given that here they're entire enclosed, either because they're man-made or within hollowed trees. I'm not sure I love honey enough to do what they do.

Ruth C. (141)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:14 pm
People and their stupid traditions!

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Friday March 21, 2014, 7:40 pm
Ruth S, it may appear stupid to you, but then you don't live in the harsh environment of Nepal and you have a lot of grocery stores available to you or organic markets if one is vegetarian, omnivore or vegan. People will do what they can to survive and not everyone lives in the 21st Century up to date technological environment of the concrete jungle.

This is a rugged environment. It is very possible, Madhu Pillai, that the sheep in the photo was eaten after the sacrifice. People living in rugged environments often eat what is available.

David F. (41)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 6:47 am
I've seen a video of this but as an ex beekeeper it has always disturbed me how the wax is removed. It takes a bee as much energy to produce was as honey which is why apiarists use frames to save the wax foundation and also often give back the bits of wax after spinning for them to return to the hive.

gabriele jefferson (147)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:20 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, google+,thx

Sara P. (67)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:38 am
Thanks Cher.

Elizabeth M. (65)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 11:42 am
Noted. One thing I did not like is the sacrifice of a goat, before honey hunting that looks very dangerous.
Thanks Cher.
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