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“Pure oil!”

Honey_oil“Pure oil!” our driver, Fredrick, gasped as the honey dripped from the top of the hive box. We were in the process of harvesting honey from a stingless bee colony at the home-apiary of local farmer Stanley Imbusi. Stanley was introduced to us earlier in the day as the “stingless bee expert of Kenya” by our colleague Dr. Mary Gikungu from JKUAT. Mary certainly wasn’t lying. Continue reading

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A beeline through Kakamega Forest

KEN_0452I once knew a monkey named Kakamega. She was larger than most of her sisters, and had a distinctive black spot near her eye that made her easy to identify. More importantly, she had attitude.

This was seven years ago when I spent a year studying gelada monkeys in the highlands of Ethiopia Continue reading

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