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Rain forest honey collectors

2009-04-20 12:43:41 GMT2009-04-20 20:43:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Yin Shiliang's sons collect honey on a tree in Mengla County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Yunsheng)

Yin Shiliang's sons collect honey on a tree in Mengla County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 19, 2009(Xinhua/Li Yunsheng)

Yin Shiliang's sons collect honey on a tree in Mengla County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Yunsheng)

Yin Shiliang's son collects honey on a tree in Mengla County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 19, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Yunsheng)

Yin Shiliang eats a honeycomb after collecting honey in Mengla County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Yunsheng)

Yin Shiliang and his two sons earn their living by collecting honey in the rain forests in April and May each year. They climb on trees and drive away bees with smoke before collecting honey. In this way they can collect more than 100 kilograms of honey in one single day.

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