Monday, July 17, 2017

The Last Honey Hunter of Nepal

Mauli Dhan climbs a hundred feet up a bamboo rope ladder to reach a hive of giant Himalayan honey bees where he harvests a a hallucinogenic ‘red’ honey, which sells on Asian black markets for $60 to $80 a pound—roughly six times the price of regular Nepali honey. It's a dangerous process that can take hours.
The psychotropic effects of the spring honey result from toxins found in the flowers of massive rhododendron trees.



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