High Honey / Jill Mead

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In a remote corner of north west Zambia a beekeeping cooperative invited the Body Shop to visit and watch their incredible beekeeping practice.

Their amazing tree bark hives are securely fastened high in the treetops. This is to stop honey badgers, which would devour an entire honeycomb in an instant. During the harvest the beekeepers climb barefoot and without protection from stings.

Many women have taken up beekeeping which provides much needed income along with greater empowerment.