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How far would you go for honey?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for honey - Human Planet: Jungles, preview - BBC One

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The photos are from this blog post by the photographer who took the photos.

The Bayaka hunters in the forests of the Central African Republic will go along way.

How far would you go for some honey?

Puts things into perspective when you buy your food from a shop. I think it can be easy to forget when discussing what to eat that we no longer have risk death daily to put food on our table. People spend so much time disscussing the problems with food now.

Do you remember to really appreciate the abundance of nutritious, tasty food that is now readily avaliable to most of us?

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on August 21, 2012
at 02:04 PM

barefoot? barefoot isn't Paleo! Haven't these people ever heard of Vibs?

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on April 17, 2011
at 09:59 PM

count me in! when's the expedition?!

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on April 17, 2011
at 01:58 PM

My neighbors across the street keep a hive. I have to figure out a way to get some honey out of them.

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Nah, then I'd be RW. ;) That picture did do the trick in the talk though...I could see people nodding and the everything clicking in their heads when I transitioned from a graphic of obesity vs sugar consumption to how hard it was to get sugar for most of human history (e.g. climbing that damn tree).

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I bet the wild honey tates damn good :)

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:13 PM

that looks like so much fun!!

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:03 PM

looking at the recorded history of mankind life has never been easier and more comfortable than right here right now!

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:02 PM

looking at recorded history life has never been easier or more comfortable that right here and right now!

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:59 PM

if your Paleo ancestors came from what is now known as Europe they would have lived their whole lives without seeing a banana. Fruits like oranges and bananas would not be Paleo for a person with those genetics.

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on April 16, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Hmm....are you Robb Wolf?

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on April 16, 2011
at 01:39 PM

the most amazing part is that this guy is barefoot

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:58 AM

I added a link.

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:26 AM

that pic looks interesting. can you tell me if you read an article on this and where you got it?

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2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:48 AM

Waitrose, Edgware Road

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on April 17, 2011
at 05:45 PM

That guy is jacked!!!

Time to go tree climbing for honey?

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on April 17, 2011
at 09:59 PM

count me in! when's the expedition?!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I would definitely partake...in the event, and the reward. Look at what great shape that dude is in! Like zero bodyfat and rippling, sinewy muscle. Good exercise.

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:09 PM

I love my honey, so I would be willing to go pretty far to get it and also willing to get stung.

I am reading this book, Letters from the Hive, http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Hive-Intimate-History-Humankind/dp/0553382667/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1302973705&sr=8-2 and it is really, really interesting.

I am afraid of heights though, so I would go a far distance, but I'm not sure how high up!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I bet the wild honey tates damn good :)

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on April 17, 2011
at 01:58 PM

My neighbors across the street keep a hive. I have to figure out a way to get some honey out of them.

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on April 16, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Thanks for posting that. I'm actually giving a talk on paleo eating and exercise principles this morning and I had some nice graphs showing increase in sugar consumption over time vs obesity and type II diabetes. But a picture like this should really put it into perspective for people how hard it was (and should be) getting at sugar sources.

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on April 16, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Hmm....are you Robb Wolf?

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Nah, then I'd be RW. ;) That picture did do the trick in the talk though...I could see people nodding and the everything clicking in their heads when I transitioned from a graphic of obesity vs sugar consumption to how hard it was to get sugar for most of human history (e.g. climbing that damn tree).

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3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on April 16, 2011
at 01:38 PM

Robb Wolf made a comment that many of the "neolithic" foods we eat today are actually paleolithic foods that would have been REALLY hard to get....like bananas and most fruits for example. Unless you were in amazing physical shape...you would have never eaten these foods.

Think about all the veggies that grow in the ground. So even a couch potato could have gotten ahold of them.

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:59 PM

if your Paleo ancestors came from what is now known as Europe they would have lived their whole lives without seeing a banana. Fruits like oranges and bananas would not be Paleo for a person with those genetics.

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on August 21, 2012
at 10:15 AM

To the Rockerfeller Farmer's Market in NYC, it's about 10 blocks from my work, sadly it's not open year round. :) So I just buy a large 5lbs jar of honey, raw, unfiltered, and it lasts all year (though it might crystalize a little by the end).

What, were you expecting me to go get stung? "This isn't a historical re-enactment folks." (say that in Robb Wolf's voice please.) If it was, after getting stung, all that honey would be eaten immediately and presumably the sugar overdose would cause either an "I am Cornholio" episode, or a diabetic coma. :-)

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:14 AM

18.5 miles. Approximately.

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