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The Honey Collectors of Sundarbans

Honey collectors collect honey from the jungles in Sunderban. It is lucrative but dangerous and many fall preys to the tigers. The method itself is outdated. They smoke the hive by burning Hetal leaves. Once the bees disperse, they cut the hive quickly and leave but not before getting stung.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Near Goasaba Island, Sundarban, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Arka Dutta