Twice each year, the Gurung tribes people of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world's largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs.

For hundreds of years, the skills required to perform this dangerous task have been passed down through the generations. To collect the honey, the hunters use nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks called tangos. Smoke is used to drive thousands of angry Apis laboriosa — the largest honey bee in the world.


























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