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Honey hunting by the Gurungs of Nepal



Honey hunting by the Gurungs of Nepal



Bee World 63(4): 153-161



The author has observed 5 honey hunting expeditions by members of this hill tribe. He describes, with photographs, the methods they use to collect honey from Apis dorsata nests on a cliff face. After the bees have been dispersed by smoke from a fire at the bottom of the cliff, the collector climbs down a flexible ladder fixed at the top. Using reaching poles, he cuts the comb and catches the pieces in a basket.

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DOI: 10.1080/0005772x.1982.11097889



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