In the rainforests of Malaysia, the Tualang tree stands high above others, hosting hives of Asiatic Giant Bees. Once a year, 85-year-old rice farmer Salleh Mohammad Nor and his team of honey hunters set out to scale these tall trees in the forests of Pedu, Kedah. They have just a brief window of time to harvest their prize: one of the world’s highest grades of honey. Steeped in traditional beliefs and practices, the honey hunters help us discover how ancient know-how may offer the key to understanding the science behind the giant bees.
Produced in 2017 by Archaeological Legacy Institute
Copyright 2017 by Archaeological Legacy Institute
Honey Hunters of Malaysia (National Public Radio)
Honey Hunting (Wikipedia)
On the road with Malaysia’s honey hunters - in pictures (The Guardian)