Have you ever been up close to the chunks of a honey comb which hold so much - apart from honey, the bees wax, the pollen, the larvae, they all form part of the ecosystem that the bees build for themselves!
Like all forms of collection and gathering, there is always an element of something gone but the bees return and the cycle of honey gathering goes on!
Its been thousands of years - do we give space for that symbiotic relationship to thrive or are we always taking for ourselves?
Every time we watched them climb down those cliffs and trees, it was a re-affirmation of the timelessness of these traditions which have have survived and evolved over centuries!
May we not only enjoy the bounties of nature but be an active part of this conservation journey!
Photo from the year 1996, a part of the honey hunting process.
Memoir - Mathew John