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Collecting Honey in the Forest.Again, from Paul Salopek:  "Among the Mbuti, the quest for wild honey is tireless, constant, almost obsessive. They have honeycomb on the brain. It is their favorite food. The honey season in the southern Ituri is measured out by the flowering cycle of the mbau tree - the bee's main source of fructose. In May the towering giant blossoms, and real honey production begins. This is white honey: young, virtually transparent and cool tasting, like a pale wine, or the first draughts of dawn air. Later, by August, the honey turns oil-dark. Black honey is strong, more deliberate, musky with concentrated sunlight and the pollen of a myriad tropical flowers.".
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