Honey Hunters of the Blue Mountains
The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in South India harbours rare wild bees and honey combs of the rock bee Apis dorsata are a common sight.
The Kurumba tribals of the Nilgiris earn a living by harvesting this honey; hectic activity usually occurring just before the monsoons. The tribals scale steep precipices to collect honey, braving bee storms, spiders and other unknown challenges. This film by Riverbanks Studios captures effectively the bond between the tribals and nature.