THESE HONEY HUNTERS IN SOUTHERN CHINA DANGLE FROM CLIFFS TO GET AT THE CHOICE HIVES

THESE HONEY HUNTERS IN SOUTHERN CHINA DANGLE FROM CLIFFS TO GET AT THE CHOICE HIVES

WHEN THE SMOKE RISES, SO DO THE LISU HONEY HUNTERS.

In some places in Nepal and elsewhere in the region, the cliff-hugging bees pollinate with rhododendron flowers to produce a honey believed to have medicinal -- and sometimes slightly hallucigenic -- properties.

When the smoke rises, so do the Lisu honey hunters. On ladders or rope rigs draped against jagged cliffs in southern China, they wait for the smoke from ground fires to scatter the bees in huge hives wedged into the...

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