16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Himalayan honeybee caught on a glove

The Himalayan honeybee (Apis Laboriosa) is the largest honeybee in the world. They are found in the high hills of the Himalayas and their 'red honey' produced during spring contains intoxicating properties due to the poisonous nectar of white rhododendrons that grow in these high altitudes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Bhujung, Nepal
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Ten Dorjé