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7) A Day of a Honey Collector


By courtesy of finance.people.com.cn

Spring and autumn is the honey collection season for Nepalese.  Nepalese have a hard task collecting honey as the comb it’s often bedded at the cliff.  The honey collectors risk their life in the deep forest at the Himalayan region for this daily task.  For fear of bee stink, they dangle themselves in mid air risking their life daily to exchange their 3 meals.

By courtesy of zj.sina.com.cn

Collectors make use of smokes and noises to chase the bees away from their comb.

By courtesy of zj.sina.com.cn

The giant Himalayan wild bees built their nest on the cliff a few hundreds meter above ground.

By courtesy of lvmama.com

Collectors make use of the self-made rope, and use a simple gear like a wooden stick to plug the comb down.  This is the time the bees started their attack to protect their boundary.  But the experienced collectors would stay calm and steady not to agitate the bees further.

By courtesy of news.hexun.com

This is life in exchange, for a daily meal.
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