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Honey Hunting in Nepal

Honey Hunting Trip Profile: 13 nights 14 days trip in Nepal.
3 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
1 night hotel in Pokhara.
9 nights 10 days trek

Trek in the foothills of the Annapurnas. See the spectacular honey hunting on the steep bee cliffs. Be welcomed by the Gurung people and learn about their traditions and customs.

Optional three-day trip to Chitwan National Park, including elephant safari.

An opportunity to witness the ancient tradition of Honey Hunting in the Himalayas. Visit Royal Chitwan National Park. Experience Gurung culture and hospitality!

Honey Hunting - Beekeeping holidays assist by supporting local projects, so assuring the continued livelihood of local villages.
NEPAL The Photographer's Paradise...

These holidays give you the opportunity to sample traditions and culture. See them while you trek in the foothills of The Himalayas.

Come on our holiday and discover local tradition and Gurung culture in Nepal. Don't forget your camera!!

Contact us for trip cost, details Itinerary and other relevant information .

Important of Honey Bee

Bees produce a valued food
Bees generate valuable income
Little land or capital is needed
Honey improves diet
Essential for traditional medicines
Bees pollinate food crops
Protecting trees reduces soil erosion

Honey and other products generate valuable income:-
Honey is a delicious, easily digestible, energy rich food and is highly prized for its medicinal properties. Bees wax is an important raw material for candles, body creams, ointments and lotions, soaps and polishes. The project training shows beekeepers exactly how high quality wax and honey can be produced using local technology and locally available materials and how value added products can be made, used and sold.

Propolis, also obtained from hives, has potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that are only just being explored and understood.

Little land or capital is needed to start beekeeping: -
Traditional hives or intermediate technology top bar hives can be made of local materials very cheaply and easily - sometimes for free. Hives can be kept on land that is not owned by the bee farmer and the land owner gains from better pollination of crops. Beehives can be kept in places where the land may not be suitable for other crops. They can be kept on rooftops or in trees.

Beekeeping is a 'scaleable' technology. An enterprise can start small and grow as stockmanship and marketing skills develop. It begins with just one or two hives to provide honey and wax products for the family but as beekeepers know, more hives can/will be added until, hey presto, you are a commercial bee farmer. All you have to do is sell the honey and stagger to the bank!! Simplistically, a good beekeeper is measured by how much money they earn.

Honey improves diet:-
Honey is delicious, easily digestible and is suitable for almost everyone. It is especially good for growing children or elderly people who often have small appetites and may not be able to take in enough calories for their needs. It can be used to make a wide range of foods, both sweet and savoury, more appetising and exciting.

Honey is essential for traditional medicines:-
Honey has valuable medicinal properties in its own right. It is also combined with herbs and other ingredients for traditional medicines and to make traditional medicine recipes more palatable and easily absorbed into the body.

Creams, ointments and polishes are made from beeswax:-
When cleaned and mixed with other ingredients a wide range of creams, ointments, lotions and polishes for shoes, furniture and wood carvings can be made. These can be sold for extra cash or used in the home. All you need to know is how!

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