Culture In Danger – Andrew Newey Documents The Gurung Honey Hunters

Mar 19, 2014

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Culture In Danger – Andrew Newey Documents The Gurung Honey Hunters

Mar 19, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Andrew Newey honey hunt

Imagine being surrounded by tens of thousands of bees trying to collect honey. What is one man’s nightmare is a way of life for the Gurung tribe of Central Nepal.

Twice a year the tribe travels to the largest beehive in the world to harvest honey. While they have been doing this for centuries, climate changes, tourism and commercial interest put their way of life in danger.

Travel photographer Andrew Newey (Facebook) went a two weeks expedition to document their lives, including a 3 days honey hunt travel. Andrew was king enough to allow us to post some of the photographs he made during the expedition.

The journey begins with a ritual offering to the gods of the cliff.

Andrew Newey honey hunt

Each hunt starts by smoking out the bees

Andrew Newey honey hunt

Andrew Newey honey hunt

One the bees are smoke away, the hunter uses several poles to cut a piece of the honeybee and direct it into a basket.

Andrew Newey honey hunt

Andrew Newey honey hunt

The basket is lowered to the ground where the honey is collected and stored.

Andrew Newey honey hunt

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Andrew Newey honey hunt

Andrew Newey honey hunt

You can read more on Andrew’s adventures and world traveling on his website and Facebook page.

[Gorung Honey Hunters | © Andrew Newey ]

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One response to “Culture In Danger – Andrew Newey Documents The Gurung Honey Hunters”

  1. Muhammed Umer Zafar Avatar
    Muhammed Umer Zafar

    very fascinating. great shoot