7) A Day of a Honey Collector

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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.

37 thoughts on “7) A Day of a Honey Collector

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    November 22, 2012 at 12:32 am

    My word. That is one scary job. Makes one feel all the more blessed with what we have.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

      yes, we are all blessed with a proper job! should cherish more than just complain. :)

    frank0patrick said:
    November 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

    …….Cool images………it’s what they do…..thank you.

    Mary said:
    November 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Wow, very interesting story – speaks loudly as to what people will and have to do for work.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

      I can’t speak loud! is good that we share and pass on, extend our thought of this kind and pitiful souls.cheers! :)

    marysmemories said:
    November 22, 2012 at 2:09 am

    How interesting and what brave collectors.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

      they are the real fighter in reality! not superman or spiderman!

    Books & Art - Spirit & Soul - Lesley Fletcher said:
    November 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Sydney – You educate me with every post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Thanks! your heart warm compliments!

    Herbstbaum said:
    November 22, 2012 at 2:27 am

    impressive

    Martinicity said:
    November 22, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Nice thoughts about cherishing our jobs. It’s Thanksgiving here in the states, which is harvest time so this post is appropriate on many levels. Happy Thanksgiving Sydney!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

      thanks! Martin. ( forgive me if you I call name wrongly) :)

    Silving said:
    November 22, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Wow! I read about it once,tough job!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

      yes, who are they? they are the cliff hanger!

    katrinaedwards said:
    November 22, 2012 at 7:11 am

    this is really a heart-touched sharing…as I look at those worn-off faces…their determination and willingness…I must say…they are really the hero of their own family and people…
    imagining..
    a father to family…
    a brother and son…risking their life…

    how life has been so kind to us..and I should say again and again..thanked God we are blessed.

    thank you Sydney,,,this is a very eye and heart opening posting…I learned something here :)

    #love to see the pictures though…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

      thanks, this is the spirit of Add grain on earth, I am glad you like it ! after reading the article, I thought I should share this with the world, but never expect you guys love it so much. Thanks once more!

    monkeyfacekim said:
    November 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Wow! What a hard job to have, they must be very determined! Makes me feel more blessed of what I’ve got!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

      yes, we must be blessed, even though we are monkey and rabbit!

    adinparadise said:
    November 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    That looks like a very dangerous and scary job.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

      it is! it is a honored and respectable souls!

    Clanmother said:
    November 22, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Truly courageous and remarkable. “Bravery never goes out of fashion. “ William Makepeace Thackeray

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      thanks, and thanks for your compliments!

    friendlytm said:
    November 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Great post. Very interesting and educational to me. Thanks for sharing a,

    kelihasablog said:
    November 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Fantastic blog… and I agree, as I tell my children, “a job is better than NO job so try not to complain”. This is beautifully written and explained with great pictures!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      thank you, thank you so much! :)

    utesmile said:
    November 23, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Wow interesting , this looks so dangerous and scary, wha tthey do for honey! Bet it is very tasty honey!

    ramanchopra00 said:
    November 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Makes us realize how safe and simple our jobs are… Thanks for sharing. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      you are welcome ! and thanks for stopping by!

    lafemmet said:
    December 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    HI, I am thrilled to have found your blog. This makes getting honey from my grandpa’s hives look like a walk in the park . Thanks for sharing, reading my blog, and for being the most polite person. :)
    Tina Jovanovic Chronicles of Serbia

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      You are most welcome Tina! I love Blogging, I hope you does too! so let move on together and pick up together! :)

    Rahburt said:
    January 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

    great images. i learned something new :). thanks for sharing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

      You are welcome! Come more often, I got plenty of seats here! :)
      Have a great day!

        Rahburt said:
        January 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

        haha, duly noted

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