Last week we had only three bee hives left near our offices. We love our local honey here, particularly what we are able to collect after the Acacia mellifera flower(wait – a – bit – thorn). Unfortunately, our honey has also been very popular with our friend the Honeybadger. Today, there only hangs one bee hive outside our office and the consensus is that it has only one night left before it too is in shatters on the ground. Note that the Honeybadger or Ratel is the nocturnal animal often shown in wildlife films as they follow Honeyguides, the birds that lure him toward a hive so that they too can feed on the larva and wax.
Here is an image of the culprit:Natural History and tagged kenya natural history on .