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Honey Hunters

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In the rainforests of Malaysia, the Tualang tree stands high above others, hosting hives of Asiatic Giant Bees. Once a year, 85-year-old rice farmer Salleh Mohammad Nor and his team of honey hunters set out to scale these tall trees in the forests of Pedu, Kedah. They have just a brief window of time to harvest their prize: one of the world’s highest grades of honey. Steeped in traditional beliefs and practices, the honey hunters help us discover how ancient know-how may offer the key to understanding the science behind the giant bees.

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