Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for honey

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Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for honey

Post by edfrank » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:22 am

Now these are real tree climbers!!

Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for honey - Human Planet: Jungles, preview - BBC One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W_iMve4xvg&feature=player_embedded
http://www.bbc.co.uk/humanplanet Tete climbs up a 40 metre tree, balances on a precarious branch and endures being stung by an angry swarm of bees to reach the most sought after of jungle foods -- honey.
The climbing notches are a bit of a bummer though.
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Re: Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for hone

Post by Don » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:26 pm

Ed-
THe title was so similar in imagined content to a segment recently being aired on Discovery channel that I had to check this one out.
There is a current ongoing series called Wild Russia, that investigates heretofore unexplored areas of Russia, where wilderness like settings abound in the largest unexplored landmass in the world...one of the segments portrayed the efforts of bears to obtain honey, found in trees (albeit humans were involved in this particular segment).
THe point is more towards recommending the program to you, others, as well worth viewing if you've the time or the ability to 'save' the show for later viewing.
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