ghostrightsactivist

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Andrew Neweys Striking Photographs of Traditional Honey Hunters in Nepal

With funding from the Austrian government, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is addressing problems arising from commercialisation of honey hunting and the impact of tourism through the Himalayan Honeybees project. Coordinators of the project aim to work with traditional honey hunters to preserve their sustainable harvesting techniques. They also hope to find an effective way of regulating harvests by only licensing those with proven knowledge and experience, limiting the number of nests harvested and implementing a system of fines and punishment. The overall aim is to help communities reap financial benefit from an indigenous resource while preserving a bee species that will ensure the pollination of crops and maintenance of plant biodiversity in the long term. 

via The Guardian

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dontneedyourheroact:

reminder that Saint Valentine is also the patron saint of travelers and bee keepers and young people so if you don’t want to be ‘romantic’ on Valentine’s day but still wanna celebrate something feel free to gorge yourself on honey and wander around town in packs with teenagers and young adults

making Valentine’s Day my Apiarist’s Day henceforward. Also still celebrating the death of Captain Cook, of course. (i’m too old to celebrate young people)

All This Wasted Genius

  • Mark: so is this Hunger Games pretty much Battle Royale and Running Man put together?
  • Me: almost precisely
  • there is one bonus in that the three book series argues that Anarchism is a solution to fascist autocracy. so if they make the movie trilogy i hope they hammer that point home
  • Mark: damnit we could've written that book in your basement
  • DISCLOSURE: "Basement" is pretty much shorthand for "Back in high school when we used to get high at your house"
  • MEANWHILE
  • Brogak: : "Varroa destructor is an external parasitic mite that attacks honey bees Apis cerana and Apis mellifera." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varroa_destructor
  • I wish my last name was "destructor".
  • Me: whoa
  • Varoa Destructor, nice to meet you
  • : : you shake hands, you feel your body disintegrating, your last sight is the gleam in Destructor's smile::
  • Brogak: It even looks badass
  • Me: FREEZE THE DRONE BROOD, SAVE US FROM DESTRUCTOR, plead The Bees
  • Brogak: BOEHNER TO BEES: NO HANDOUTS
  • No money for honey, says GOP leader
  • Me: "Freezing drone brood amounts to murder of the unborn. Tell your slutty Queen Bee to put an aspirin between her legs"
  • Brogak: MITE MAKES RIGHT? Disclosure forms show Destructor gave heavily to Republican candidates