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CLIP 8773

Living with the Hamar - tasting honey

Living with the Hamar - tasting honey

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Key Info
  • Living with the Hamar - tasting honey
  • Duration: 01:30
  • Members of the Hamar tribe collect honey from hives placed around the village. Hamar men are renowned for their bee-keeping skills tending hives placed around the village in acacia trees. The resulting honey is usually saved for special occasions such as the traditional cattle jumping ceremonies. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Africa, bee, beehive, diet, Ethiopia, Hamar, honey, Omo, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to consider the reasons why the Hamar place the hives in and around acacia trees.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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