Roof of the world: Honey hunting in Tibet

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The Sherpa tribe outnumbers all others in the world who have climbed Mount Qomolangma. Every year, Nima will collect the cliff-hanging bees’ beehives not for honey, but to complete an important mission to collect beeswax for Buddha statues.The cliff-hanging bees in the Himalayas are the biggest of its kind in the world. The diameters of most their hives exceed two meters, and they are hung on the most precipitous cliffs in the valley, which makes the hunting extremely dangerous.

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