Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

How far would you go for some of the sweetest sauce on earth?

For thousands of years the Rai people of Nepal have taken the business of honey quite seriously and have the art down to a science. Twice a year, honey hunters scale treacherous cliffs with nothing more than some braided bamboo rope ladder and sheer determination to reach sky high hives that are home to the world’s largest bee species- Apis laboriosa. They work tirelessly for hours, while under constant bee attack, carefully extracting sacred Rhododendron honey. The elixir is regarded as the nectar of immortality in ancient writings and it’s also one of the world’s most expensive.

Courtney Lambert

Courtney is a full-time writer covering soccer, travel and the outdoors. You can find her scouting out hole in the wall joints for the perfect carnitas taco, jumping in the ocean under the light of a full moon or exploring the beautiful Florida wilderness and documenting her adventures in her blog,