Mad Honey Hunters

Wednesday, December 2, 02:30 am on FNX National

Duration: 0:26:38

Description: Hunting hallucinogen honey with a Himalayan Tribe In the heart of Nepal, at the foot of an 8,000-metre-high mountain, a tribe of " honey hunters ", the Gurung people, confront the giant Himalayan bees, the biggest in the world. The Gurungs take considerable risks to harvest the honey, hanging on to sheer cliff faces, exposed to buzzing hives without any protection. The bees tap toxic flowers, rhododendrons, which give the honey medicinal properties, as well as aphrodisiac? and hallucinogenic qualities. The honey must therefore be consumed with great moderation, to avoid serious intoxication. This is the adventure that a young Frenchman Rapha?l is about to experience, as he discovers the Gurungs and their " crazy honey "?

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