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Jousting Against The Swarm

Jousting Against The Swarm
by Eric Seidner

Tribes of honey hunters inhabit the jungles of Nepal. The honey they seek is produced by the world’s largest honey bee. Their work is perilous: nests, as large as the men that hunt them, are high on sheer cliff walls and shingled with thousands of irascible bees. Hunters descend rope ladders, armed with tool-tipped poles, and joust against the swarm to sever the honey bearing portion of the hive.