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Sweet Gold

Sweet Gold
by Mauro De Bettio


In Nepal, there are rare tribes that have been collecting honey from the Himalayan cliffs for centuries. The natives, hanging with bare hands onto a bamboo rope hundreds of meters high and surrounded by huge swarms of bees, risk their lives to collect the precious ‘red honey,’ famous for its medicinal, aphrodisiac and hallucinogenic properties.