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Andrew Newey Captures Striking Images Of The Ancient Art Of Honey Hunting In Central Nepal

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Updated 03/10/2014 8:34am
Andrew Newey Captures Striking Images Of The Ancient Art Of Honey Hunting In Central Nepal
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Ben Patton Senior Manager @CincyBen Honey is produced in every one of the United States, with over 115,000 beekeepers nationwide. So when you’re drizzling that golden goodness over your corn flakes in the morning, cozy in your pajamas reading PopWrapped and the daily paper, it’s fairly easy to take for granted just how that bit of honey ended up at your table. Not the case in Central Nepal. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks with the Gurung people of Central Nepal during one of their two annual honey hunts. "For hundreds of years, the skills required to perform this dangerous task have been passed down through the generations" writes Newey, "but now both the bees and traditional honey hunters are in short supply." It’s no wonder considering the wild honey is collected from some of the world’s largest hives using handmade rope ladders and long sticks (tangos) from high on the Himalayan cliffs. Newey captured the dying art in some of the most stunning photographs you could ever hope to see. Check out some of the images below and check out Newey’s Facebook page for more! [gallery ids="37619,37618,37617"] Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web! http://www.PopWrapped.com http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Popwrapped.Tumblr.com http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped
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