Gurung Honey Hunters

Monday, April 28, 2014



Yowza! Twice a year, the Gurung tribe in central Nepal goes on a honey hunting expedition where they risk their lives to harvest honey from the world’s largest honeybee. It’s one of the tribe’s oldest, proudest and most dangerous traditions that have been passed down through generations. Andrew Newey was lucky enough to join in and capture the hunt on film. I get goosebumps just looking at those photos! Brave and scary, don’t you think? xo

P.S: Also, beekeeping Parisian style, and remember those human towers?
P.P.S: Plus, Swedish midsummer celebrations and this Chinese beekeeper who wears a coat of 450 000 live bees!

(via LAEM)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The honey must be exquisite. Jill

Art Farm said...

WHOA! Yes, these photos give me chills! I agree with Jill, the honey must be pretty exquisite to go through all that! xo, Katie

Hildi said...

WOW! Stunning photo's. What a job! I guess they don't offer life insurance policies for these brave men? The honey must taste sensational :-)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Gorgeous photo's, I bet that's some yummy honey they're collecting.

Steph said...

Wow! And I thought jumping over a log with a bees nest inside when we were kids was brave ;) These photos are stunning. What an honor for the photographer to be able to accompany them!

Eliza Jane said...

Yowza is right!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill and Katie, totally!

Diana Mieczan said...

Hildi, I bet they don't, indeed.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yes, Marieken :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally agree, Steph! His photos are truly incredible, aren't they?

Diana Mieczan said...

Eliza:)

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