Nepalese Honey Catchers

The initiates of the Rai people of Nepal, brave the cliffs each spring to gather the honeycomb of Apis laboriosa, the world’s largest bee. Clinging to a ladder of braided bamboo well over 250 feet above ground, the guru works for four hours to amass the treasure while under constant attack by thousands of bees. Lauded in sacred writings as the nectar of immortality, the toxic rhododendron honey is also one of most expensive.

The initiates of the Rai people of Nepal, brave the cliffs each spring to gather the honeycomb of Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to a ladder of braided bamboo well over 250 feet above ground, the guru works for four hours to amass the treasure while under constant attack by thousands of bees. Lauded in sacred writings as the nectar of immortality, the toxic rhododendron honey is also one of most expensive.

The initiates of the Rai people of Nepal, brave the cliffs each spring to gather the honeycomb of Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to a ladder of braided bamboo well over 250 feet above ground, the guru works for four hours to amass the treasure while under constant attack by thousands of bees. Lauded in sacred writings as the nectar of immortality, the toxic rhododendron honey is also one of most expensive.

The initiates of the Rai people of Nepal, brave the cliffs each spring to gather the honeycomb of Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to a ladder of braided bamboo well over 250 feet above ground, the guru works for four hours to amass the treasure while under constant attack by thousands of bees. Lauded in sacred writings as the nectar of immortality, the toxic rhododendron honey is also one of most expensive.

The initiates of the Rai people of Nepal, brave the cliffs each spring to gather the honeycomb of Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to a ladder of braided bamboo well over 250 feet above ground, the guru works for four hours to amass the treasure while under constant attack by thousands of bees. Lauded in sacred writings as the nectar of immortality, the toxic rhododendron honey is also one of most expensive.