‘The Last Honey Hunter’ – The Making of Nat Geo’s Incredible New Film

Adventure filmmaking is known as a hive of risk, danger and excitement in the squeeze for that perfect piece of footage. However, self-proclaimed climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk takes the genre to insane new heights, telling a “solid gold story” as rare as the subject itself.

In association with The North Face and National Geographic, Renan and his team set out to document the life of the last Nepalese ‘Honey Hunters’. Suspended from bamboo ropes, these men submerge themselves in swarms of Himalayan bees in search of their prized hallucinogenic honey.

This exclusive behind the scenes video shows the extreme lengths that Renan and his team from Camp 4 Collective went to in depicting this death-defying journey. From struggling through leech-ridden forests, to dangling from ropes clad in bee suits and cameras to hand (whilst being stung relentlessly!), the team took no liberties on their mission alongside the hunters.

With the full film due for worldwide in release in 2018, check out and share this video to generate the buzz it almost certainly deserves!


Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.