Beekeeping and the hunt for wild honey among the Magar of Nepal

publication date: Aug 31, 2010
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Bee World Vol.72 (3) 1991 pp.165-169
Article Title

Beekeeping and the hunt for wild honey among the Magar of Nepal 

Author(s)

Michael Oppitz

Abstract

The Magar of the Dhaulagiri region of west central Nepal are experienced both in hive beekeeping with ze (Apis cerana), and in collecting honey from wild bees, ghos, (Apis dorsata), using traditional methods which can be traced back over 2500 years to the rock paintings in other parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Keywordshive beekeeping, Apis Cerana, Apis Dorsata, Wild Bees, wild honey hunting, Magar of the Dhaulagiri region, Nepal
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