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Beekeeping Ethiopian Style

The Last Beekeepers of Ethiopia’s Harrena Forest – BBC Travel

In Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, beehives sit high atop the tree canopies – and reaching them can be a dangerous business. Photo: Nigel Sawyer/Alamay

Using a rope, beekeeper Said scales the trees to harvest honey from hives 20m above the ground. He was barefoot and equipped with a single rope – a luxury not all local beekeepers can afford. “Families with larger numbers of beehives and a higher yield of honey are held in high regard.”