That is, if you’re not particularly squeamish about bugs.
Being a mushroom-picker as your bread-and-butter job can’t be easy. It’s waking up early in the morning, peering through the forest undergrowth, feeling for ripe mushrooms and relying on your wits on choosing edible variants and avoid poisonous ones. However for an individual named Mr. Wu, finding an enormous honeycomb a top a tree in his path was not something he expected for the day.
According to a report, the hive measured 1.5 meters (approx. 4.9 feet) and weighed 78 kilograms (172 pounds), although the source above claims it was only 40 kilograms (88 pounds).
That’s a lot of potential honey — not to mention a lot of potentially very angry bees.
Mr. Wu managed to carry the hive home, safe and sound, and proceeded to smoke out the bees with the aid of a few of his friends. How he managed to carry it home unscathed and unmolested by its jarred and bewildered inhabitants, but we do know that he later on sold it to a wealthy businessman in Changsha. Although the amount was not disclosed, for quite an organic, mesmerizing natural orb as this, we’re pretty sure this may have fetched a pretty large sum indeed. Mr. Wu’s enterprise and intrepidity has certainly paid off rather handsomely!