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10 Incredible Photos of Nepalese 'Honey Hunters' Scaling Cliffs

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1. The honey hunters ascend the cliffs twice each year.

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2. They use long rope ladders called tangos to climb up.

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3. They use smoke to drive the bees out, so they protect themselves with netting.

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4. Before the honey hunt, they perform a ceremony to placate the cliff gods.

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5. They lower the honey to the rest of the team, who are waiting on the ground below.

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6. The skills to hunt honey are passed from generation to generation in the small mountain villages.

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7. The skills are dying out - and the bees are as well.

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8. When the honey is all gathered, everyone can enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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9. Natural honeycomb is beautiful and delicious.

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10. Yum!

Via io9

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