Thursday, 5 May 2011

Mountain honey

This strange-looking object was one of the specialities I came across in Yangshuo, China: apparently, the moss-covered object is a lump of wild mountain honey. The mass above still has a piece of branch through its middle. It has dried into a solid piece, and is chopped up with a cleaver and hammer for sale in smaller lumps. Pieces can then be broken off and melted into hot water as a drink.

I've not been able to find out any other information about this. If anybody knows more, I'd love to hear!

3 comments:

HughB said...

What a strange exotic object. If this means that Chinese bees have teeth as well as stings, I shall be crossing China off my 'places to visit' list.

CarolineLD said...

Oh, do leave it on: it's an amazing country. I think it actually means that the locals have the sense to wait until the bees have long departed before stealing their honey!

bostian said...

This is really amazing... great find. Greetings from Slovenia