INDIA: Honey of the untouchables

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Hundreds of Apis Dorsata, Asian giant bees, are gathered on the honeycomb to fill themselves with honey in order to survive the harvest. The biology of this bee variety is uncommon. They nest in a single comb on cliff overhangs, and their seasonal migration can reach a distance of 150 km.