African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Gathering honey in the treetops (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
"The open buzzing mouth of the beehive. They tell me you have to follow the scent, know how to recognize the sound. You need to find a tree like this one. Then you tie yourself to the trunk and begin to climb. When you get to the hive you throw in a clump of burning leaves, and thrust your bare arms inside. Dazed by the smoke, the bees sting you while you toss chunks of honeycomb down to the people waiting below..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)